A degree from Glyndŵr University gets you a job
NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2013: Employability Work Placement Scheme where you can earn more than £2k while you study.
Glyndŵr University graduates are well placed to get jobs thanks to the university’s close links with business, its vocationally relevant courses and its superb careers service.
Our students have an 81.6% success rate for securing graduate-level jobs, the highest in Wales and among the top 25 universities in Britain, according to the 2013 Sunday Times university guide.
The latest results of the Destination of Higher Education Leavers Survey 2010 show 94.7% overall employability for our students six months after graduation.
Glyndŵr University’s links with business allow for student work placements, so that students can gain work experience related to their course. They also mean that courses are designed with the advice of businesses and professional bodies at local and national level to reflect changes in industry and to meet the needs of employers.
Project work on courses is often based on actual situations and frequently involves working with a company to develop solutions to real commercial problems.
Our courses are designed to enable graduates to 'hit the ground running' in the workplace through developing transferable skills and key competencies throughout their studies.
Students at Glyndŵr University learn how to work effectively on their own and in groups; manage their time; become business-aware and self-motivated; and develop skills in creativity, problem solving, analysis & research, IT & communication, and presentation. They also develop their subject specific knowledge.
The careers centre at the university offers a range of activities and services to both students and graduates, which help them to gain work experience and employment.
Careers advice is available at any time during their studies as well as when they graduate, and the centre runs a number of workshops on preparation for interviews, interview techniques, CV writing and self-employment. We also run several schemes to help students and graduates find work placements and gain work experience.
Footage from Creative Futures, the university’s annual week of events dedicated to working in the creative industries
Careers adviser Neil Pritchard on support offered at Glyndŵr University
Education students discuss their career plans
Graduate John Jones on how the links he made at university led to setting up his own thriving business