University of Tasmania annual report 2015 revealed

Just 35 per cent of University of Tasmania graduates seeking full-time employment found it within six months of completing their degrees in 2015. 

The institution’s 2015 Annual Report, released this month, found 35.8 per cent of those who responded to a survey were in part-time employment and 14.5 per cent were not working.

Of postgraduate respondents who completed a survey, 58.5 per cent were in full-time employment, 28.5 per cent were in part-time employment and 5.3 per cent were not working.

The report revealed that one member of the university executive, most likely the vice-chancellor, was bumped up a pay bracket between 2014 and 2015 and now earns between $870,000 and $884,999 a year. 

Almost all of the eight members of the executive earned a pay rise from 2014. 

It was found the total revenue from continuing consolidated operations was up 6.8 per cent from 2014 and total expenses were up 5.9 per cent.

“The key impacts on the 2015 result compared to 2014 were higher investment income and an increase in student fees and charges from growth in student numbers,” the report said.

UTAS chancellor Michael Field said 2015 was a milestone year for the university with the celebration of its 125th birthday. 

“I am confident that we will look back on 2015 as not only a time when we celebrated a major milestone … but also a time when the keystone for the future prosperity of this university, and also of the state, was put in place,” he said. 

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