Hastings graduates have plenty to celebrate

Students celebrating their success at Bannatynes Hotel, Hastings. SUS-150721-111202001
Students celebrating their success at Bannatynes Hotel, Hastings. SUS-150721-111202001

Students from the University of Brighton’s Hastings campus are celebrating the double success of graduating and finding a job.

More than nine out of 10 (92 per cent) of University of Brighton graduates completing their first degree find employment or go on to further study within six months of completing their education, with over two thirds employed at a managerial and professional level, according to official figures.

Many of this year’s Hastings graduates have already secured employment in a variety of industries, including Emma Le Teace and Natalya Cullen, who are graduating from joint honours courses in mathematics. Both will be starting work with insurance firm Makerstudy Ltd, voted 11th of ‘100 Best Companies to Work For 2014 by The Sunday Times.

Other graduates have secured roles with Southdown Housing, London based Ash Gaming, and in various television and post production companies.

Dr Paul Frost, Director of the Hastings campus, said: “It is fantastic to be able to personally congratulate the students who have worked so hard to gain their degrees with us, often overcoming personal and financial hardships to realise their ambitions.

“More importantly, I am delighted to see that both local and national employers have recognised the skills and experience our students have gained, and that so many have already been successful in finding rewarding employment or been offered places in postgraduate study.”

He was speaking at the university’s annual celebration, held at Bannatynes Hotel on July 16, which celebrated the success of all of this year’s Hastings graduates with awards and commendation.

More than 50 students, accompanied by family and friends, received congratulations from Professor Stephen Denyer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university, the Mayor of Hastings, Cllr Bruce Dowling and other guests.

For more information about the courses available at the Hastings campus please visit www.brighton.ac.uk/hastings

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