This is the second of two reports that share the findings from a survey of over 4000 students from 20 English universities conducted by NCUB with support from Compass Group. Part 2 primarily focuses on the factors that shaped student choice of institution and course, as well as the extent to which employability influenced this choice. It also covers student views of sectors for future employment.

Key findings include that while students seem to have fairly realistic estimates of their likely salaries after graduation, they overestimate the skill-level of the jobs they will get on graduation. The report also highlights differences across gender and region.