Gov.scot have just published this today:
‘New figures’ [my quotation marks] showing Scottish university graduates have brighter prospects than their UK counterparts have been welcomed by Higher Education Minister Shirley-Anne Somerville. According to the Higher Educations Statistics Agency (HESA), more than 94% of students who left a Scottish university with a first degree in 2012-13 are in work or further study. This is higher than the UK average. The analysis also shows that three and a half years after graduating, former students of Scottish universities are earning £27,500 – which is also the highest in the UK.’
I’m a bit puzzled by this release of 2012-13 figures when STV have already published the even better HESA 2015-2-16 data:
N Ireland 94.4%
Maybe I’m missing something but either way it’s good.