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Salary data ‘stopping graduates staying on in university regions’

Report calls for rethink of metrics used to measure graduate success to support levelling-up agenda

The focus on high graduate salaries as a proxy for success is neither accurate nor inclusive, a new report has suggested, arguing that it acts as a disincentive for universities to support graduates staying to work in the region.

Every year, the UK government publishes Longitudinal Education Outcomes data, a controversial metric that connects graduates’ education data with their employment, benefits and earnings data to assess the cost of higher education to the UK Treasury.

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