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University's BIG plans to expand

Released: 14.07.14

Vice-Chancellor Professor Cara Aitchison wants to build on the university’s growing reputation for student satisfaction, social mobility and employability by doubling the student population at St Mark & St John’s purpose-built Derriford campus from 2,500 to 5,000.

The board of governors’ approved 10-year strategic plan – Challenging Horizons – which is already in effect, will enable the University of St Mark & St John to develop over the decade.

Despite being the third smallest of the United Kingdom’s 120 universities the University of St Mark & St John is

  • top university for social mobility, with the strongest record for securing graduate level jobs for students from lower-participation backgrounds
  • has an employability rate of 95% based on number of St Mark & St John graduates going into work six months after completing their studies – ranking the university 12th in England for employability; 18th in the UK and number one in Devon and Cornwall for employability
  • fourth in the Times University Guide 2014 for UK student satisfaction including teaching quality; sixth in most recent National Student Survey

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