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DMU enters top 25 universities for graduate employability

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is today named in the top 25 UK universities with the best employment rates.

Prospects: DMU graduates are beating the national average when it comes to finding work after graduation

Results from the annual Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey reported that 95.8% of DMU graduates from summer 2014 were in work or further study six months after graduating – above the national average of 93.2%.  More than three-quarters were in graduate-level jobs.

Here are just a few of our recent graduate success stories:

•    How DMU is helping students to continue their studies with the VC2020 Scholarship
•    DMU's start-up support programmes hailed in The Economist magazine  
•    Meet the DMU graduate who is a double Oscar winner
•    Fashion graduate lands global role at Victoria's Secret in Hong Kong
•    Football-mad Graduate Champion working at Wembley

Vice Chancellor, Professor Dominic Shellard said: “At DMU, we know how important employability is to our students.

“We have forged links with global companies to provide quality internships; offered international placements through #DMUglobal and actively continue to support graduates to find work through innovative programmes such as our Graduate Champions scheme.

“We also support students who wish to continue their education through our VC2020 Scholarship programme.

“It is gratifying to see this work recognised in the DLHE report. DMU produces graduates with the expertise needed to succeed in today’s global marketplace and our alumni continue to make their mark in a rich variety of high-profile roles across the globe.”

DMU, along with its students’ union promotes employability programmes to its thousands of students. From mentoring to CV polishing, job opportunities and the chance to take on roles by joining clubs and societies or volunteering, the DSU aims to help students make the most of their time at university.

DSU's Deputy President Education, Amie Chapman, said: “What we’re really good at is offering extra-curricular activities such as sports and societies – you can opt to be a committee member, be in charge of budgets or be a course rep and end up at a university board meeting. Employers really value skills such as communication and public speaking.”

The DLHE rise continues a series of achievements by DMU which recognise the university’s sustained focus on providing the best-possible student experience and improving graduate employability.

It was named the most-improved university in Britain by The Sunday Times and The Times, gained its highest-ever position in the influential Complete University Guide and was one of the biggest climbers in this year’s Guardian University Guide.

Posted on Thursday 2nd July 2015

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