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Universities UK response to IFS report on graduate earnings

Graduates from behind

Universities UK has responded to the report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which looks at graduate earnings.

Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of Universities UK, said: “This report gives us a broadly accurate picture of what graduates earn. It shows that UK graduates continue to earn substantially more than non-graduates over a working lifetime. It reveals also that during the recession, graduates fared better than non-graduates.

“We know that skilled graduates are increasingly in demand from employers and the value of a degree is lifelong.

“Although the research revealed that median earnings of English women around 10 years after graduation are substantially higher than their non-graduate counterparts, there is still a significant gap between the earnings of male and female graduates. This is something that needs to be looked at and addressed.”


1.     The report is available at: www.ifs.org.uk

Key Contacts

Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan

Media Relations Manager
Universities UK

Clara Plackett

Clara Plackett

Press and Social Media Officer
Universities UK


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