Birkbeck No. 1 in London for graduate employment for part-time students

Birkbeck’s part-time students are more likely to be in employment or further study six months after graduating than students from other London universities.

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Birkbeck’s part-time students are more likely to be in employment or further study six months after graduating than students from any other university in London according to Higher Education Statistics Agency’s (HESA) analysis.

The figures come in the wake of the college’s expansion of range of services dedicated to improving graduate employability in recent years, including setting up Birkbeck Talent, a flagship project which has seen the college develop its own recruitment agency, bringing together businesses from across London who are looking for talented and committed graduates and Birkbeck students wanting meaningful employment whilst they study.

Birkbeck also offers its popular What Employers Want series, providing students and recent graduates with an opportunity to get advice from Birkbeck alumni on their careers paths as well as a mentoring scheme, run between the college’s alumni team, the School of Business, Economics and Informatics (BEI) and the East London Business Alliance (ELBA), putting students and graduates in touch with alumni to facilitate career progression through one-to-one advice and support.

Commenting on the new figures, Jonah Duffin, Deputy Director of External Relations at Birkbeck, University of London, said:

“This is superb news for Birkbeck and confirmation that the evening teaching we offer our students – as well as the opportunities to gain meaningful work experience in the day while networking with fellow working Londoners – has real and tangible rewards after graduation.

“Our increasing focus on employability for our students and graduates reflects very clearly the priorities of our students: 70 per cent of the part-time undergraduate students we asked on enrolment said they were studying a degree to enhance their career progression.”

 

Birkbeck was the no.1 university in London for part-time students being in employment or further study six months after graduation compared against HESA benchmarking.

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