University research shows graduates are achieving their goals

Posted by fi17 at Oct 14, 2011 02:30 PM |
Study of undergraduate intentions and outcomes shows that student destinations match their career plans

Dr Mark Goodwin of our GENIE Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the School of Biological Sciences has conducted new research into the employment destinations of Leicester bioscience undergraduates. He found that 43 percent of graduates go into further research - almost double the national average of 22 percent - and the research suggests that they'd planned it all along.

The findings showed that half of bioscience first years already intended to pursue postgraduate research after completing their degree. In fact, students are choosing the University of Leicester specifically for its focus on research and the practical lab-based experience they'll gain as part of their BSc course - all of which helps graduates gain coveted PhD places.

The School of Biological Sciences will use the findings to align course content with their students' ambitions, and plans to increase links with the careers service to further help students develop their employability.