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Enhance your job prospects

The UK graduate market keeps on growing. Last year, more degree-holders found work than ever before (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2015). With wages and opportunities rising, there’s never been a better time to go to university.

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Better prospects, bigger future

Higher education puts you in the driving seat. It gives you options, and opens doors. Many roles now require a degree as standard, including jobs in:

  • Marketing, public relations, and advertising
  • Banking, law, and accountancy
  • Computer programming, design, and consultancy
  • Teaching, nursing, and social work
  • Journalism, publishing, and communications.

With a degree, employers see you as skilled, versatile, and valuable – an expert in your field. It’s why graduates enjoy better job security, higher wages, and more opportunities.

University – learning more than just your subject

The global market is evolving. It’s not just about a job for life anymore – today, the average UK graduate changes career at least four times. It’s good to have a goal, but to move on and move up, transferable skills are just as important.

A university education will help you to build those skills – from group projects and industry showcases, to work placements and library all-nighters. With hard work and experience, you should leave university knowing how to:

  • lead, inspire, and make big decisions, when the pressure’s on
  • communicate effectively, explaining difficult ideas in the simplest ways
  • manage your own work, independently and with confidence
  • innovate, by finding creative solutions to workplace problems
  • analyse complex information, quickly and accurately
  • work well in any team, anywhere
  • adapt in the workplace, showing resilience when things get tough
  • learn on the spot, soaking up information.

Graduate success stories – are you next?

You’ll find Nottingham Trent University (NTU) graduates breaking new ground all around the world – as business leaders, campaigners, politicians, artists, sportsmen and women, and scientists. In recent years, we’re proud to say that:

  • actor, comedian and musician Matt Berry won a BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performance, in Toast of London.
  • rugby player Nick Easter represented England at the 2015 World Cup.
  • LGBT campaigner Emily Macauley received an MBE for her services to equality and diversity.
  • Joe Sargison, founder of the award-winning ‘Balls to Poverty’ charity, expanded his project across southern Africa.
  • Chris Townsend OBE served as commercial director of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games – this, after launching and marketing the Oyster Card.

Whatever their subject, and wherever they took it – today, people are changing the world, with the knowledge, confidence and opportunities gained from a university education. At NTU, we want to make sure that you enter the world of work knowing your subject, and knowing yourself.

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