It is well known that students and graduates are mobile – with many travelling away from their home to study, and then again to find their first graduate job.
The ability of a place to attract students and retain graduates impacts its economy and potential for growth. The Centre for Cities has shown that Bristol, Bournemouth, Exeter, Gloucester, Southampton, Swindon and Plymouth are all net gainers of graduates. This is good news for the South West!
To learn more about their research and what we can learn in the South West click here.