Insight e-bulletin - October 2017

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Insight e-bulletin - October 2017

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The great British brain drain: an analysis of migration to and from Coventry

Source: Centre for Cities

The May 2017 e-bulletin featured 'The Great British Brain Drain', a report from The Centre for Cities analysing data on the movement of students and graduates. Insight summarised the findings and highlighted what it revealed about Coventry. This new report provides a more in depth case study of Coventry - to read the report use the links above.

The key findings highlighted by The Centre for Cities:

  • Coventry’s migration patterns are dominated by the movements of university students and young graduate
  • The city attracts a large number of international students..
  • Overall Coventry gains graduates
  • Industries play different roles in attracting new graduates.
  • To increase the size of the graduate labour force in the city, be they from Coventry’s universities or from elsewhere, the city should focus on improving job opportunities. 

To understand more about these findings read the summary by clicking on the link above.

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