Third Graduate Tracer Study The need for more information regarding the career situation of University graduates has long been felt. Following the success of the previous two studies the Students' Advisory Services, within the Office of the Registrar, in collaboration with the Centre for Labour Studies at the University of Malta carried out the third tracer study CAREER OUTCOMES OF GRADUATES 2004 to provide a scientific tool for career guidance.

This will help the Students Advisory Services and others in career guidance work to base their help on more scientific information and help the University in the periodic review of the courses being offered.

The findings were published with the assistance of Euroguidance Malta within the Leonardo Da Vinci Programme of the EUPU. Besides a preface by the Rector of the University of Malta, Professor Roger Ellul-Micallef and a foreword by the Minister of Education, Youth & Employment, the Hon. Dr Louis Galea, the book also includes reviews of the results by stakeholders in the sector.

Amongst other findings, the study shows that in their first year after graduating most students are in full time employment and earn the equivalent of the average National Maltese Wage. It was found that 40% of new graduates had found employment that did not specifically require their University qualification although their university education is certainly an asset in their job.

The study is accessible online on:

Anybody wishing to have further details regarding the study should contact the Student Advisory Services on (2340)2034 or

Communications Office
13 January 2006