Employment success for UWTSD graduates


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has today (5th of July) received its best ever employment outcome results in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. 

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Data released for 2016/17 leavers shows that 96.8% of UWTSD full-time first degree graduates are in employment or further studies within six months after graduation.  The University’s result is 2.2% above the UK average and places the University in a joint 27th position in the UK and joint 2nd in Wales. The University has also climbed 28 places from the previous year.

In addition, UWTSD welcomes its results for its undergraduate part-time leavers. Both for ‘first degrees’ and ‘other undergraduate awards’ shows that 100% of leavers are in employment or further study.  This has placed the University joint first in the UK and Wales for both categories.



Dr Mirjam Plantinga, the Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Experience, said

“The results from this survey are extremely pleasing and reflect the quality of teaching and support offered to our students and the University’s focus on giving all our students the best opportunities to gain employment and develop transferable skills.

UWTSD takes an applied, employment-focused approach which includes practical work experience, opportunities for work placements, innovative student-led approaches to learning and cutting edge ‘Masterclasses’ delivered by leading professionals and academics. All courses are designed to instil in graduates the attributes desired by employers.

‘Offering an education that is professional and employment-focused is key to the University’s mission.  We are therefore delighted by today’s results.’

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey includes 152 institutions and is an annual collection of data that provides information on the activities of leavers from higher education gathered approximately six months after their graduation.



Further Information

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676663 / arwel.lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk