The Charts Below Show What UK Graduate and Postgraduate Students

Lilie King

Lilie King

Scored a 7 on the Writing Test Twice

The charts below show what UK graduate and postgraduate students who did not go into full-time work did after leaving college in 2008.

This essay question is from Cambridge IELTS 10 Test 3 Writing Task 1.

the charts below show what uk graduate and postgraduate students

Sample Essay

The bar charts display what UK graduate and postgraduate students did after leaving university in 2008. Those who started working full-time were excluded.

Overall, the majority of graduate students did further study, whereas those who did voluntary work represented the smallest number. The same was true of postgraduate students.

At nearly 30,000, graduates who went on to study further greatly outnumbered their counterparts in the other categories. Voluntary work, in comparison, was the least common post-graduation step, with only 3,500 graduates going that route. Those who worked part-time and those who were unemployed were very similar in number, at 17,735 and 16,235 respectively.

Those who did further study, at 2,725, and those who did voluntary work, at 345, were also the biggest and smallest groups respectively for postgraduate students. However, far more postgraduate students did part-time work, at 2,535, than became unemployed, at 1,625.

151 words

How to Vary Your Language

Go into full-time work
  • Start working full-time
  • Go on to work full-time
Part-time work
  • Use ‘work’ as a verb

Example     17,735 graduates went on to work part-time.

  • Use ‘work’ as a noun

Example     17,735 graduates did part-time work.

Further study
  • Use ‘study’ as a noun

Example     29,665 graduates did further study.

  • Use study as a verb

Example     29,665 graduates studied further.

Unemployment
  • Use the noun ‘unemployment’

Example     16,235 graduates went into unemployment.

  • Use the adjective ‘unemployed’

Example     Far more postgraduates did part-time work than became unemployed.

How to Describe the Biggest Categories

Majority

Example     The majority of graduate students did further study.

To represent the largest number

Example     Those who studied further represented the largest number of graduates.

Outnumber

Example     Graduates who went on to study further greatly outnumbered their counterparts in the other categories.

Most common post-graduation step

Example     Further study was the most common post-graduation step.

Biggest group

Example     For Graduate students, those who did further study were the biggest group.

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on Linkdin
Share on pinterest
Share on Pinterest

The question below is also about the destinations of graduate students. You can try to answer it using the language learned in this blog post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *