MORE than 90 per cent of university graduates are in work or further study after completing their degree, a survey found.

Of the graduates who completed their studies in 2018 at the University of Brighton, 91.6 per cent of them are now in employment or enrolled on a postgraduate degree course, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency’s Graduate Outcomes survey.

The survey results also show that about 77 per cent of the graduates were working in highly skilled roles, compared with a sector average of 71 per cent.

Professor Debra Humphris, vice chancellor of the University of Brighton, said: “Our ethos as a university is to equip our graduates with the practical wisdom they need to be successful and to make a positive difference in society.

“Employability and the practical application of skills and knowledge is embedded in all of our courses.

“We are immensely proud of what our graduates go on to achieve and these survey results are a testament to their hard work, resilience and ambition.”

Clare Dawson, the university’s head of employability, said: “We encourage and support all of our students to get as much out of their university experience as possible in terms of building the future career path they want to follow, and they can continue to access our services after they graduate.

“The economic impact of Covid-19 will make life tough for our current graduates, but we will continue to do everything we can to support them.”

This is the first year that the Graduate Outcomes survey has been published.