University delight at national success

University of Hull Scarborough Campus.  104124b
University of Hull Scarborough Campus. 104124b

SCARBOROUGH’S prowess as a hub for top-class education and graduate employment has received a boost after the town’s university impressed in national league tables.

The University of Hull, which has a campus in Filey Road, moved from 51st to 44th in the Sunday Times’ 2012 University Guide.

The tables are a marker to gauge the country’s top performing institutions and showed the University of Hull had 71.5 per cent of its leavers gain graduate level jobs.

Prof Calie Pistorius, vice chancellor of the university, said: “We’re delighted that we have improved on the results of last year.

“It is one of a number of indicators that show the university is delivering a high quality student experience, and teaching practices, which have a lasting impact for our graduates.”

The university announced in April it was hiking tuition charges up to the maximum level of £9,000 a year.

However, the changes will come into effect next year, meaning this year’s intake will pay £3,375 on fees.