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Celebrating Graduate Success

Published: 29 July 2013
Graduation celebrations

English at Southampton congratulates its high-achieving students.

Staff and new graduates in English at Southampton celebrated the class of 2013 in style in July as we raised a glass of cooling fizz to celebrate their achievements. An impressive 74 % achieved 2.i class marks, while 21% graduated with first class degrees.

Meanwhile, the recently released results of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey suggests that these students are well equipped for what lies ahead. The survey found that nearly 70% of the class of 2012 had found jobs within six months of graduation. Of those entering full time employment, the great majority (72%) had secured professional or managerial roles. Of those not in work at the time of the survey, nearly all were either studying full-time (22% of the class) or travelling.

Whatever they went on to do, the students surveyed were clear that their degree had prepared them well for life beyond University. 72 % of those entering full-time employment cited their degree as a requirement or an advantage in securing work. Those going on to further study agreed unanimously that their Southampton English degree prepared them well (27%) or very well (73%) for their chosen course.

Head of Department Professor Ros King said ‘I am immensely proud of these achievements, and congratulate our students and all the staff in all areas of the faculty and the university who have helped them throughout their time here. These results are a ringing endorsement of the value both to the individual student and to society of a well-designed and well taught degree in English. We look forward to our graduates’ future successes in the many areas of life where their degree will take them’.

English at Southampton congratulates its class of 2013 and looks forward to their future successes.

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