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22 December 2021

Sheffield Hallam receives top marks for graduates gaining highly skilled jobs

Sheffield Hallam is the top modern UK university for the number of graduates in highly skilled jobs within 15 months of graduating, according to new data

Press contact: Jo Beattie | j.beattie@shu.ac.uk

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Figures from the annual Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Graduate Outcomes Survey show that Sheffield Hallam had more undergraduate students reporting they had gained a highly skilled job after graduation than any other post-1992 university.

1,930 Sheffield Hallam graduates were in highly skilled employment, such as managerial, professional or technical roles within 15 months of graduating according to the survey, which covers the 2018-19 academic year.

 

This is more than any other post-1992 university in the country, and second amongst all UK universities.

This new data highlights the transformative impact of higher education

In total, ninety-four percent of Hallam graduates are in employment or further study within 15 months of graduating according to the survey. 

 

Sheffield Hallam also educates more students from low participation neighbourhoods than any other UK university. Last year, the University enrolled over 1,300 students from neighbourhoods which are traditionally under-represented in higher education.

 

Of the University’s 30,000 students, 23 per cent are from low participation neighbourhoods compared to the UK average of just under 12 per cent.

Professor Kevin Kerrigan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and Enterprise, said:“I am proud that Sheffield Hallam continues to lead the way in removing barriers and opening up opportunities, making it possible for those from all backgrounds to choose higher education and shape their own futures.

 

“This new data highlights the transformative impact of higher educationand we are determined to continue to support students from underrepresented backgrounds to get in and get on at university.

 

“Our unique student support offer helps to ensure all our students have access to the advice and guidance they need to thrive during their time at Sheffield Hallam and after they graduate.”

 

The University was recently named Outstanding Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education awards for its sustained investment in entrepreneurship and employability principles embedded throughout the whole organisation.

One of the key initiatives praised by the awards organisers was the Highly Skilled Employment project that ensures all 350 undergraduate courses include work experience or work placements at every level, so that every student benefits from real-world work-based learning. 

Sheffield Hallam was also recently named as University of the Year at the 2021 UK Social Mobility Awards.

 

 

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