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After you graduate

There are many choices available after gaining your degree. You will leave Southampton with a wealth of skills and a competitive edge, whatever career path you choose. In the most recent Destination of Leavers from Higher Education statistics 94 per cent of University of Southampton graduates entered into employment and/or further study. We are in the top 20 UK universities according to the Complete University Guide, 2020.

 

Graduates leave with a competitive edge
Opening up career options

You may be looking for relevant paid employment straight away, or planning to undertake further study – in which case you could become part of Southampton's 5,000-strong postgraduate student community and have access to state-of-the-art learning resources.

You might be considering a switch into a completely different field, or you may be unsure of where to go next. Whatever your situation, the Careers and Employability Service offers a wide range of services and support to students at all stages of their University life. 

 
Photo of Catherine Coleman
During my studies I developed good research skills which are invaluable with my work in museums ... I also got the chance to learn to give presentations.
Catherine ColemanBA History of Art and English
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When I graduated, I went into journalism, working in production and becoming chief sub-editor/production editor of Marie Claire, having worked on it since its UK launch. I left to go freelance and wrote a lot of arts journalism, for the Guardian, Independent on Sunday, Observer and other newspapers and magazines.

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