We are delighted to welcome everyone who graduated from the University this summer. Congratulations on your achievement and we hope you enjoyed your special day with your friends and family.
You now join a global community of more than 200,000 alumni spanning over 180 countries. Our alumni come from a rich mixture of backgrounds, work across a wide range of professions and are spread throughout the world. Your shared experience of, and pride in, the University of Southampton connects you all. The wealth of experiences and personal relationships you have developed while at Southampton will continue to serve you in the years ahead.
Graduation is a day to celebrate the results of your hard work and your time at the University. It’s also a day to have some well-earned fun. So on that note, the infographics above show a few light-hearted graduation facts for you.
Here are some more facts we are very proud of.
Our graduates are doing brilliantly:
- 94% of our full-time undergraduates who received their degrees last year were in employment or further study six months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey)
Our graduates are sought after by top employers:
- Among the top 100 employers of Southampton graduates are the NHS, the Armed Forces/Ministry of Defence, Deloitte, Price Waterhouse Coopers, JP Morgan, EY (Ernst & Young) KPMG, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Jaguar Land Rover and IBM
- We are ranked 17th among universities targeted by the largest number of top employers in 2014-15 (Graduate Market in 2015 report, prepared by High Flier Research)
Southampton’s 200,000th graduate had a special photo-call with the Vice-Chancellor
Stay connected through your Alumni Community
As a member of our alumni community you will find many ways to stay in touch with us here in Southampton and with your fellow alumni. Connect with us on our University of Southampton Alumni Facebook page, our alumni group on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @UniSotonAlumni for the latest news events and benefits open to you as a Southampton graduate.
You can also join one of our local alumni branches. Our branch network spans many countries, and can be invaluable for social and career development once you have left the University. Every year we run exclusive alumni events for you to renew and strengthen your relationship with the University and with your peers. Please consider joining us at an event in the future to celebrate Southampton and your connection to this inspiring community.
To find out more about what it means to be an alumnus of the University of Southampton and the benefits now available to you, visit our website www.southampton.ac.uk/alumni or contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at alumni@ southampton.ac.uk
Congratulations on your achievement. We wish you every success in your future.