90% of Scots graduates in work or study

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MORE graduates in Scotland are in employment or further study than anywhere else in the UK, figures from the Higher Education Statistics Authority have revealed.

The statistics show that 90.4 per cent of graduates from Scottish institutions found work or furthered their study.

The publication coincides with Education Secretary Mike Russell’s update to parliament on plans to increase the focus on employer needs through college regions as part of the post-16 education reform programme.

He said: “We already have the highest level of graduates finding work or staying in education than in any other part of the UK, and of course higher education remains free to Scottish domiciled students in Scotland.

“But we want to do more, which is why at the start of this parliamentary session I announced significant reform plans for post-16 learning.”