Internationally mobile students are more likely to get employed according to new survey

A new survey by the UK Higher Education International Unit has revealed that students who are globally mobile have a lower unemployment rate and higher earnings than their non-mobile counterparts in most subject areas.

The survey found that differences were particularly marked in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subject areas, where the unemployment rate of mobile students was 5.2% compared to 6.1% for non-mobile students.

Additionally, 88% of the full-time roles attained by mobile STEM students were in top jobs (‘managers and senior officials’, ‘professional roles’ and ‘associate professional and technical occupations’), compared with 82% of roles for non-mobile students.

For the survey mobile students were defined as those you took part in an exchange programme or a work or study placement abroad before returning to work in the UK.  If you are interested in finding out about all the other ways in which studying overseas could help you in your career, have a look at the Why Go? page.

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