Nottingham University came under strong criticism last month after playing host to controversial speaker Lt. General Arif Hassan, a former military secretary of the Pakistani army, for its annual Sir Stanley Tomlinson Memorial Lecture. The General came to speak about the Pakistani governmentâ€™s perspective on terrorism. The visit was criticised by groups such as the University Peace Society because of the Pakistani government’s human rights abuses and its support for America’s so-called ‘War on Terror’.
The figures are out for The Class of 2004: Nottingham graduates have become ‘higher earners in higher demand’.
Last year the average starting salaries achieved by graduates of The University of Nottingham rose by twice the rate of inflation to nearly £19,000 a year. This is an increase of 6.6% on the previous year. Salaries ranged from £8000 for a Ministry Assistant in a church, to £60,000 for a Financial Analyst. Job vacancies for graduates increased for the first time in three years. The proportion of first degree graduates assumed unemployed six months after graduation fell to below 5%.