Falmouth Second in UK for Creating Entrepreneurs

23 January 2020

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Hitachi Capital survey web story
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New research has ranked Falmouth University second in the UK for the number of its graduates that go on to lead a business or establish their own start-up.

A survey by Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance has shown that almost one in five (19.77%) of Falmouth graduates are managing a business or creating their own. This massive study involved data from over 9.5m former university students in the UK, obtained via LinkedIn.

These figures are a great illustration of how creative and entrepreneurial skills are closely related and at Falmouth, students have the opportunity to develop their business knowledge, equipping them for success after graduation.

Falmouth's interim Head of Employability, Alastair Osborn said: We are delighted to see that our graduates are helping to drive growth in Cornwall and beyond. Falmouth's 'doing it for real' approach means our students get to grips with industry challenges, techniques and equipment from the moment they arrive on campus. Our innovative courses seek to support students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset alongside wider skills, such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking and decision making, essential for any career in the creative economy and beyond."

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