Graduate Outcomes Survey

Students are at the heart of our University. And central to our ethos is working together, learning from each other and helping everyone achieve their potential.

We’re extremely proud of our graduates, their successes, and the positive change they bring to their world.

We know that university is an important investment, and that our students want to succeed in their future careers. We do everything we can to support this ambition, with tailored careers and employability support that starts from day one – and continues after graduation.

Ranked top 10 for graduate employment

The Graduate Outcomes Survey asks undergraduate students about the support they receive at university, and gives an insight into their achievements since graduation.

The new Graduate Outcomes figures have been compiled by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

We're delighted to be one of the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating.*

* Source: HESA (Higher Education Statistic Agency) Open Data release, published 23 June 2020. The data relates to UK-domiciled graduates who attended a mainstream higher education institution in England and graduated in 2017/18. A mainstream institution is defined as any non-specialist institution with more than 500 students.

Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.


We are:

  • one of the top 10 mainstream universities for undergraduate employment
  • 5th in the country and top in our region for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment or further study 15 months after graduating
  • 2nd in the country for the proportion of part-time UK undergraduate students in full-time employment 15 months after graduating

Celebrating success

We're proud of our students and all that they go onto achieve after leaving ARU. Here are just a few examples of what our graduates did next.

Meg makes her mark as an illustrator Marketing graduate Ash goes digital Rosaliyo inspires a new generation of engineers

Support from day one

Employability is at the heart of everything we do, from industry-relevant courses, to work experience, tailored career advice and student start-up support.

Career and employability services at ARU Placements: why just learn it, when you can do it? Case study: working on a live brief