Posted on 27 July 2010
THE University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) is leading the way when it comes to creating alternative opportunities within Higher Education, according to figures recently released.
The figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show that UWIC performs particularly well in non degree courses such as HNDs, HNCs and Foundation degrees, with 96.5 percent of full-time students and 100 percent of part-time students entering employment or further study within six months of graduating.
This exceeds its government target for the progression of its graduates for the year 2008/09, and is well above the Wales and UK average in this area.
The report also highlighted that almost 90 percent of students on full-time first University of Wales degrees enter employment or further study within six months of graduating.
Alyson Twyman, Manager of UWIC’s Career Development Services, said: “The figures give evidence that whilst UWIC’s full-time degree students are holding their own in the recession performing exactly at the UK average, alternative qualifications and part-time routes are providing outcomes that are in tune with the needs of the employment market.”
UWIC is part of the University of Wales Alliance which also includes the University of Wales; Glyndŵr University; Swansea Metropolitan University; Trinity University College, Carmarthen; University of Wales Newport and the University of Wales, Lampeter. The University of Wales Alliance works collaboratively to enrich and enhance Higher Education in Wales.
For more information about UWIC, please visit: www.uwic.ac.uk/
For more information about the University of Wales, please visit: www.wales.ac.uk