Of the ‘top 10 reasons for going to uni’*, students say the most important is to improve job opportunities. So you might be interested to know that an impressive 94% of our undergraduates find employment or go on to further study within six months of graduating, which is higher than the national average, and their average starting salary is £21,000.
Still not convinced? Well it’s also worth knowing that in an independent report by Unistats**, Huddersfield came top out of all Yorkshire universities for graduate-level employment, and was ranked joint 16th out of all 127 universities in the UK. What’s more, lots of our individual subjects achieved first place for graduate-level employment – which is pretty impressive.
This is all down to our vocational approach. At Huddersfield you don’t just benefit from our high academic standards and staff who are leaders in their field – on many of our courses you also get real work experience through placements, live briefs, lectures from industry professionals and more. Which means that by the time you graduate you’ll already have a CV to be proud of.
So, if you want to stand out from the crowd and take the first steps towards your brilliant new career, Huddersfield may well be the place for you.
The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service. Find out more about employability at the University and check out our Employability Statement - realise your full potential at the University of Huddersfield.
* The Student Fact File 2011, compiled by Opinion Panel
** Employment indicators based on percentage of graduates employed in graduate-level jobs out of all those employed, Unistats October 2010
Find out what some of our other students think in our graduation interviews below: