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Graduate employment rises, despite Covid-19 fears

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Graduate Outcomes Survey data show growth in full-time work for university leavers

The number of graduates in full-time work has continued to rise, despite fears that leaving university during the Covid-19 pandemic would harm graduates’ career prospects.

Data published in the Graduate Outcomes Survey on 31 May show there has been a 4 percentage point rise in the proportion of graduates who left university in 2021 in full-time work 15 months later, up to 61 per cent from 57 per cent the previous year.

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