Over 300 students graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science at the University of Limerick today.
Attending the conferring ceremony were graduates, Ciara Jayne Byrnes, Birdcall Co. Tipperary, Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) with Bachelor of Arts in New Media and English, Jill O'Toole, North Circular Road Limerick and Chloe Cunneen, Ballyneety Co. Limerick. Picture: Alan Place.
UL Graduates Employability remains consistently high as they are 14% more likely to be employed after Graduation than any other Irish University Graduate
Each year, the Careers Service collects information about the 'First Destinations' of UL graduates. During the April/May period following graduation, we survey those who have completed full-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses for details on their current status. This current survey was conducted nine months after graduation and focuses on the employment and further study patterns of the graduates of 2015. A total of 2,933 graduates were surveyed and a response rate of 87% was achieved.
As the University of Limerick commences four days of conferring ceremonies which will see 2568 students graduate, including 50 PhD graduates, UL President, Professor Don Barry highlighted the continued demand for UL graduates by employers; “Traditionally UL's Graduate Employment figures trend well above the national average. Despite the challenging environment, UL's graduate employment rate for 2015 primary degree-holders is now 14% higher than the HEA’s most recently-available national average figure which is 58% for 2014”. The survey of UL’s 2015 graduates showed that 92% are either employed or pursuing further study.” Picture: Alan Place