Lancaster fourth in the UK for graduate employability

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Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for total employability, outperforming all other research-intensive universities. 

According to the latest figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, 97% of Lancaster graduates go into work or further study within six months of graduating.

The challenge to widen access, participation, progression and achievement is a central part of Lancaster’s mission. An important measure of student success is the ultimate progression to work or further study.

Lancaster has long been the choice of students from diverse backgrounds who want to study at one of the UK’s best universities. The University is consistently ranked in the top ten of UK University league tables and in the global one per cent.

The Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith said: “Our graduates can be confident that Lancaster is a high entry tariff, research intensive university, but is nevertheless socially inclusive and gives its graduates an education which offers excellent job prospects on graduation.

“Lancaster is distinctive among other universities in being both inclusive and research intensive.  The University attracts many students of high quality and potential from state schools – in contrast to many of its competitors amongst research excellent peers.”

Support for students is an important component in removing barriers to effective study, preventing drop-out and maximising attainment. Lancaster has a particularly comprehensive student support network which gives every student two advisors to provide pastoral and academic support on a regular, one-to-one basis. 

The number of students applying to study at Lancaster University has soared this year, with numbers well above the national average.