Flinders graduates highly rated by employers

Employers have rated their satisfaction with Flinders University graduates above the national average and top in South Australia in the Commonwealth’s latest QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) assessment.

Flinders received an overall satisfaction rating of 86.7 per cent in the newly released Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS), which combines employer perspectives from 2019 to 2021.

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students) Professor Romy Lawson says employers value the attributes displayed by Flinders University students, who have benefited from high quality courses which have equipped them with the skills for the future, delivered by exceptional staff focused on the student experience.

“We’re especially pleased to see this continued uplift in employers’ opinion of our graduates during a time of immense disruptions presented by COVID-19. It is evidence of our continued student centred focus and commitment to delivering teaching excellence, no matter what the pandemic threw at us,” says Professor Lawson.

“As the only university in Australia to make innovation and enterprise studies available to every student and every course, and offering rich Work Integrated Learning opportunities, Flinders graduates are emerging with an enterprising mindset, ready to contribute to the workplace.

“We continue to refine and tailor our courses to provide our students with meaningful and relevant studies that are fulfilling and will serve them well in forging their careers. In particular, our courses go beyond what to think, to instil how to think. It’s a big part of making our students so sought after by employers.”

Professor Lawson emphasises that Flinders University is also investing in its people and facilities to amplify students’ learning experience.

“Our exceptional facilities including contemporary student hub at Bedford Park and innovation campus at Tonsley will soon be complemented by a new health and medical building at the heart of our Flinders Village development, and a new vertical campus at Festival Plaza on North Terrace placing our business, government, law and creative arts students at the heart of Adelaide’s corporate, political, legal and creative activities,” says Professor Lawson.

“The investments we’re making now will continue to benefit our graduates in the years ahead, setting them up for a lifetime of success contributing to our community and economy.”

See the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website for more information about the 2021 ESS.

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