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Psychology graduate leavers pack

What is employability?

Employability is commonly defined as “a set of achievements – skills, understandings and personal attributes – that make graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy” (Yorke, 2006). Employability also involves:

What graduate attributes do I need?

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI, 'Future Fit' 2009) identified nine key sets of attributes, skills and knowledge that graduates should aim to achieve. These are:

What career options are available following a Psychology degree?

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) is an annual national survey completed by graduates six months after the completion of their studies; it provides a rich source of information about the destinations of graduates from different degree disciplines. Based on the data from 2011- 2012, we know that 93% of Psychology graduates from the University of Southampton were in full or part-time employment or education six months after graduation. The DLHE highlights the broad range of employment options available to our graduates; the following pages highlight some examples including Psychology careers and other career options.

 

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