University of Portsmouth graduates finding full-time work

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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MORE University of Portsmouth graduates are finding jobs than the national average and are less likely to be unemployed, according to the figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Of all University of Portsmouth graduates from the UK and EU, 72 per cent had found full-time employment, compared to 69 per cent nationally, according to HESA.

Nationally, eight per cent of graduates are unemployed, against seven per cent unemployment among Portsmouth graduates. Rebecca Bunting, deputy vice-chancellor, said: ‘It’s very good news and we are delighted the University of Portsmouth continues to perform better than average.

‘We have invested in the Purple Door employability service, which supports our graduates to find graduate-level work, and students are encouraged to find part-time jobs and volunteering opportunities to enhance their employability skills while they are studying with us.’