National survey results published this summer show London Met's employability focus is paying off for students.
Date: 2 July 2015
London Metropolitan University has jumped nine places in the Destination of Leavers of Higher Education survey, published this summer by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. It’s the biggest rise of all universities in the country, and follows a drive for employability.
Just under 89% of London Met graduates are in full-time employment or further study six months after leaving university, the results show. The score is the highest in London Met's history and highlights how the University provides students with the skills they need to excel in their chosen careers.
Professor John Raftery, Vice Chancellor of London Met, said: “This is wonderful news for our students and graduates, and shows that we are making good progress as a University. The survey results show that our recent focus on employability – such as building employment skills into our entire curriculum – is paying off for our students.
“Last year we launched our first Graduate Internship Scheme and continue to work closely with industry to enrich our student experience and give students the skills they need to be attractive prospects for employers.
“Staff in the London Met community are intensely focused on improving the outcomes for our students, and giving London Met graduates the best possible chance in the global jobs market.
“We are soon to publish our new Strategic Plan which outlines even more employability initiatives for our students, including guaranteed accredited employment-based learning opportunities for all students.”
London Met runs a number of initiatives to help students prepare for the world of work. The recent Way to Win conference helped students search for and secure their dream job, while school initiatives such as the Employer Network and Enterprise Day in the School of Computing and Digital Media brought future graduates and potential employers together.
Accelerator, the University's business incubator, also supports entrepreneurial students and graduates to get up-and-running in the start-up world, and was recently named among the Top 5 'Most Active' accelerators in Europe.