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More and more graduates walk into jobs after studying at DMU

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is in the top 50 of UK universities with the best employment rates.

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DMU was ranked 46 th in a list of 151 in the annual Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DHLE) table which ranks every HE institution in the country.

Some 93.8% of DMU graduates were in work within six months of leaving – compared to the national average of 92.1%.

DMU was also named the 14 th best performing university after its employability rate beat the figure it was predicted to achieve by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

Here are just some of our recent success stories:

 DMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard said: “DMU is committed to improving the employability prospects of our students.

“We have links with global companies which offer placement opportunities, our industry-standard courses fully prepare students for work and we actively support our graduates to find work through innovative programmes such as Graduate Plus and Graduate Champions.

“From September 2014 #DMUglobal will be fully up and running to deliver on our intention to send 11.000 of our student overseas in next five years - further evidence of our ongoing commitment to the employability of our students.”

DMU has risen 82 places in the national poll compared to last year’s DHLE survey.

DMU has a number of initiatives in place to ensure that students and graduates get the best possible start on the career ladder.

The news comes just weeks after DMU was named in the top 40 universities for student satisfaction and in the top 20 for the most successful graduate start-ups , contributing £16.5million to the UK economy in four years. The university also rose 10 places in the UK’s Complete University Guide earlier this year.

Posted on Monday 7th July 2014

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