Maps released by the Higher Education Funding Council for England this week show the movement of graduates across England in an effort to seek employment. Unsurprisingly perhaps, London is a key destination for graduates finishing at Universities across the country.
The maps, based on data collected on students who graduated in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years, outline the mobility of students from those that remained in their home region for employment, to those that moved across England seeking employment.
For London, 71% of graduates who studied at a London-based institution also seeked employment in the region. 82% of graduates where London is their home region also sought employment here.
Where graduates have moved across the country seeking employment, the maps suggest that a majority of graduates are more likely to seek employment in the region where they studied, with London being the second region where graduates seek employment.