DMU named among UK's 20 best universities for career prospects

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has been named as one of the 20 best universities in the country for career prospects, according to new figures.

A total of 96.7% of graduates from summer 2016 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) report.


The poll, which surveys higher education institutions around the UK, placed DMU in the top 20 universities with the best employment rates, well above the national average of 94.3%.

The new figures represent a 1.6% increase over last year’s numbers for DMU, which itself is far above the 0.4% national increase.

They have been released less than a month since DMU was awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The TEF is a Government initiative to recognise excellence in learning and teaching. For the first time, a Government-backed guide rewards and recognises the enormous value that universities can bring to the lives of their students through excellent teaching, outstanding experiences and great employment opportunities.

The TEF Panel judged that “De Montfort University delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.”

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Professor Andy Collop, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for DMU, said: “These results show that more students than ever are getting the jobs they want after coming to DMU and this is testament to the way we have embedded employability into our student experience.

“At DMU students are developing the skills and experience they need to get the careers they want from day one. We offers a vast choice of opportunities for students to enhance their studies and build their employability.

“As recognised in our TEF Gold award, the whole university has worked hard to embed employability in the curriculum and ensure that students’ learning is relevant to industry and their own aspirations.

“These results clearly reflect the impact of these initiatives. They also reflect the huge potential and talent of our students, who grow in confidence and professionalism at every stage of their degree.”

Posted on: Monday 10 July 2017

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