High employment and salaries for graduates

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The School of Computing is celebrating after the 2012 National Student Survey (NSS) confirmed the excellent employment rates of its graduates. All of the undergraduate courses have a high proportion of graduates either going on to further study or to professional or managerial jobs.

Computer Science with a Year in Industry graduates had the highest employability rates at the School with 100% being either employed in a professional post or on a further course of study six months after graduation.

The average starting salary of School of Computing graduates is an impressive £25,000 (compared with a national average of £23,000 for similar courses).

The NSS also confirmed Kent as a top UK university for student satisfaction. Kent was placed third for overall satisfaction, with Oxford and Cambridge joint second behind the Open University.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow welcomed the news of Kent’s latest success. She said: ‘I am pleased that our students rate their experience at Kent so highly. Their overwhelming endorsement of the University and our academic offer is a reflection of thededication and commitment of all our academic and professional services staff.

‘It also confirms that our continuous investment in teaching and research, undergraduate support, and residential and study environments, isrecognised and valued by our many students.’

The NSS is a national initiative, conducted annually since 2005. The NSS is organised by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) inpartnership with the government and the National Union of Students, and is carried out by independent market research company Ipsos-MORI. Full NSS results are available at http://unistats.direct.gov.uk

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