Published: 10 December 2020 at 17:08
Latest data shows the key role ARU plays in educating the region’s workforce
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) provides more graduates for the East of England than any other university.
The Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) – published by the Department for Education – uses the latest data from the Department for Work and Pensions and HM Revenue and Customs to show where UK-based first-degree graduates are living three years after completing their studies.
For the East of England, the 2020 data reveals that 8% of all recent UK graduates living in this region had studied at ARU, which is more than any other university.
Overall, 65% of ARU’s graduates remain in the East of England, with 14% based in London and 6% in the East Midlands.
ARU teaches more nursing, midwifery, health, and social care students than any other university in England, and so plays a vital role in training the East of England’s key workers.
ARU opened Essex’s first School of Medicine in 2018 with a specific focus on addressing the shortage of doctors in the county, while earlier this year ARU was selected as the university partner to train new recruits for the police forces of Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Meanwhile, the Graduate Outcomes survey, announced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency in June, placed ARU fifth in the country and top in the region for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment or further study 15 months after graduating.
Professor Roderick Watkins, Vice Chancellor of ARU, said:
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