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Best in the South West for employability

Released: 08.07.13

The University of St Mark & John is the best University in the South West for employability as measured by HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) with 93.5% of our students gaining employment.

Professor Cara Aitchison, the Vice – Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University commented:” I am delighted but not surprised by the results.  Students at the University benefit from innovative programmes linked directly with employers locally, nationally and internationally and our careers specialists continue to work with graduates for up to 5 years after they leave.”

There is clear evidence that our recent teaching graduates are in demand across the region with 100% in employment.  Graduate Nathan Kemp won UK Teacher of the Year in 2012 and now teaches in a primary school in London.

Stacey Ferris who came to study at Marjon from Swindon totally dedicated herself to the Sport development degree. She made a remarkable journey of self – development and was appointed as Sports Development Officer for the YMCA in Plymouth this June.

Angela Kalwaites is now a Presenter and Production Assistant with BBC Radio Devon. Sasha Titball - a Camera operator and editor for Cornwall TV and Nick Maxted is now a-freelance cameraman, working for both TwoFour and Channel 4. Syeda Irtizaali is now the Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at Channel 4.

Some of our students have also seen success from creating their own businesses. Former student Dan Pengelly helped to set up the Plymouth Sports Academy. PSA was founded by Dan Pengelly and Alex Mathers in 2010 as a community interest company with the aim of managing, developing and sustaining accessible sport and physical education for vulnerable adults and children within and around the Plymouth area.

If you are still considering your next steps, talk to us about a course than can prepare you for an exciting career.

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