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Wrexham Glynd┼Ár University achieves 92.1% employability rate

11 July 2016


Wrexham Glyndwr University is number one in North Wales for getting its students jobs.

The institution achieved an employability figure of 92.1% and is also above the sector average for graduate level employment, according to the latest Destination of Leavers Survey (DLHE).

Wrexham Glyndwr is renowned for its student support; given its size and age the eight year-old University is more agile and can offer the personal touch, which also led to it being named number one in Wales and fifth in the UK in the Social Mobility Index.

As well as getting its graduates the best possible jobs, the institution also supports those who enter higher education from non-traditional backgrounds.

Karen Lennox, Head of Careers and Student Services, said: “Time and time again we see Wrexham Glyndwr graduates performing exceptionally well against their counterparts when it comes to finding graduate level employment.

“This is the result of our focus on employability and cutting-edge courses designed in conjunction with leading employers, with emphasis on having them job-ready when they graduate.

“Our students also have the opportunity to develop soft skills, which employers have told us are equally as important as technical skills.”

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar, was delighted with the results and believes having the students at the heart of all decisions is critical to the University as it moves forward.

“Here at Wrexham Glyndwr there is a huge commitment to that ethos and a tremendous sense of pride amongst staff and students,” she said.

“It is, of course, vital that we are there for them while they are here with us in north east Wales, but also that we are there as they make their way in the world – student support is something we do exceptionally well and I’m very proud of that.”

Reflecting on the Social Mobility Index, Professor Hinfelaar added: “Attracting students who are the first generation in their family to go to university, or those who come from neighbourhoods with traditionally very low participation rates in higher education, or from challenging backgrounds measured by socio-economic class of from care situations, is one of our strengths.

“It is so rewarding to see how far students of all abilities can go to meet their potential.”