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Bosses show it pays to study at Aston

1 March 2004

Bosses show it pays to study at Aston

ASTON University's reputation as one of the top universities in the country for developing the most employable graduates has been further enhanced by a recent survey of over 200 of the UK's top employers.

The Performance Indicator Project Annual Survey asks major graduate recruiters to vote for the universities they are most likely to target for graduates. Aston Business School was second in the UK in the employability rankings for business and management courses and claimed top spot for its degree in human resource management.

'This is another ringing endorsement of the quality of our business programmes and again shows how highly our graduates are valued by major employers,' said Stewart Comfort, head of the university's schools liaison & careers department.

The news follows The Financial Times' 2003 survey of 98 British universities in which Aston was the only one to score 100 points for employment.

'We work in associate with many of the country's best companies,' Comfort added, 'with the majority of our undergraduates doing a year in business during their studies. Added to their academic qualifications it is this that gives them a competitive advantage in the employment market.

'We can now be very confident that Aston really is the place to study for those keen to have the best employment opportunities after graduating,' he added.

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For further information please call 0121 204 4549 or email: b.a.l.coombes@aston.ac.uk

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