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University of Bradford is institution of choice for good employment, according to report

5 March 13

New research shows that Alliance universities, of which University of Bradford is a part of, are amongst the destination of choice for international students whose priority is getting a good job.

International students whose main motivation is seeking career satisfaction are more likely to choose to study at Alliance universities, 24 of the UK's most innovative and enterprising universities. The report found that 87% of international students studying at Alliance universities are studying because they want to get a good job. This is compared to an average of 83%, at UK Universities overall, and in higher education globally. 

Our new report, Growing Global Graduates, brings together 24 best-practice examples from Alliance universities which demonstrate why they are so effective at equipping students for long-term employability and why students are choosing to study at them.

University of Bradford Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark Cleary said: "The University of Bradford is within the Top 20 in the UK for graduate-level employment and we are pleased that this report highlights Bradford as one of the institutions of choice for international students who are seeking to find a good job once graduated.

"Our employability strategy is firmly embedded within the curriculum so that our students continue to be equipped with the graduate attributes and skills which give them an advantage in their careers. We continue to attract international students year-on-year and in the current climate graduate employability is key when choosing an institution."

Libby Hackett, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said: "Graduate careers are under the spotlight like never before. Students want to ensure their degree and time at university will help set them up for a rewarding and fulfilling career in a rapidly changing world.

"Students recognise the value of higher education in improving their employability and the data suggest that Alliance universities attract students particularly focused on their future careers."

5 March 13

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