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Marjon excels in Graduate Outcomes Survey

Released: 09.08.23

Marjon Graduates celebrating their graduation outside the Plymouth Guildhall

Plymouth Marjon University, renowned for its commitment to social inclusion and student success, has achieved outstanding results in the popular Graduate Outcomes Survey, cementing its position as a leading institution for career prospects and student success. 

The Graduate Outcomes Survey is the largest annual social survey in the UK and delves into the post-graduation journeys of university alumni, capturing their perspectives and current status 15 months after completing their studies. In this latest edition of the survey, Plymouth Marjon University has soared above the national average in multiple categories, reaffirming its dedication to empowering graduates for a thriving future. 

A remarkable 92% of Plymouth Marjon graduates are already making their mark in the professional world or pursuing further studies, an impressive statistic surpassing the national average of 90%. Demonstrating the university's commitment to excellence in education, an extraordinary 74% of Marjon graduates stated they are actively utilising the knowledge and skills acquired during their studies, a significant increase compared to the 66% national average. 

This resounding achievement builds on the University's recent accolades, as it secured the No. 4 spot in the esteemed 2023 WhatUni Student Choice Awards for its exceptional career prospects. These awards, based on votes and reviews from over 35,000 UK students, reflect the genuine satisfaction and appreciation Marjon students have for their educational journey. 

As a pioneer in social mobility and equal access to education, Plymouth Marjon University has consistently championed its heritage of transforming lives since its inception in 1840. With the top rank for social inclusion among English universities (Good University Guide 2023), the institution is unwavering in its dedication to providing life-changing opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. 

Professor Claire Taylor, Vice-Chancellor at Plymouth Marjon University, expressed her delight, saying:  

"Empowering our graduates to excel beyond the classroom is at the heart of Plymouth Marjon University's mission. Our exceptional performance in the Graduate Outcomes Survey, surpassing the national average, is a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering not just academic excellence, but also the real-world skills and resilience needed for our students to thrive in their chosen paths. We take immense pride in nurturing graduates who become trailblazers, shaping a brighter future for themselves and society." 

Furthermore, the survey highlights that an impressive 89% of Marjon graduates found their current activities meaningful, demonstrating the profound impact of the university's academic and personal development programs. Additionally, a remarkable 78% of graduates confirmed their current pursuits aligned harmoniously with their future plans, attesting to the institution's commitment to empowering students for their chosen career paths. 

Sarah Stevenson, Head of Careers & Employability at Marjon added: 

“Behind these remarkable outcomes lies the tireless commitment of Plymouth Marjon University's Futures team. With a dedication to fostering students' employability and preparing them for the professional arena, the team continues to provide unparalleled support throughout and beyond students' university journeys. Graduates benefit from lifetime access to this support, ensuring they are equipped for lifelong success.” 

Yesterday, an advocacy organisation for universities in the UK, UUK, published its report on 'Jobs of the Future' in which it detailed the growing need for graduates in the workforce. In the report, UUK detailed "By 2035, more than 11 million extra graduates, in addition to the 15.3 million graduates currently in the UK workforce, will be needed to fill jobs in the UK in industries such as computing and engineering, teaching and education, and health.' and nearly 90% of new jobs in 2035 will be at a graduate level. 

Plymouth Marjon University's latest success in the Graduate Outcomes Survey is a testament to the institution's vision of creating a brighter future for all its students. By continually pushing boundaries and embracing innovation, Plymouth Marjon University remains at the forefront of higher education, inspiring excellence in learning and success for all.  

If you’re a Marjon graduate and are looking to hone your interview skills, boost your employability, or find a new role, get in touch with the Futures team – find out more here. 

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