HESA performance indicators announced

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) performance indicators have been published.

 The 2008/09 HESA indicators show that 92.3% of graduates from the University are in employment or further study – below the University’s benchmark of 92.4% and ranking the University ninth in the Russell Group of the UK’s top 20 research-led institutions.

In Widening Participation, the proportion of young new entrants from state schools at the University stands at 84.7% – above a benchmark of 83.5% – a figure that places Liverpool fifth in the Russell Group – behind Queen’s University Belfast, Sheffield, Glasgow and Cardiff. The proportion of students at the University from low participation neighbourhoods stands at 8.7%, against a benchmark of 7.7%, placing the institution joint equal in the Russell Group alongside Sheffield. 25.2% of young new entrants were from Socio Economic Classes 4, 5, 6 and 7. This is lower than the benchmark of 27.1% but places the University second in the Russell Group (behind Queen’s Belfast) for this measure.

The Student retention analysis shows 94.9% of all students (95.9% of young students) at the University of Liverpool remain in HE following their year of registration, against a bench mark of 94.6%, (95.4% for young students).

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