Dr Datta is a development geographer and her recent research has focused upon transnational migration from the global South to the North. This interest has been developed in a series of independent or collaborative projects investigating the changing nature, politics and sensibility of work and transnational migration to global cities like London and exploring  how and why ‘new’ migrants have come to dominate low-paid work here (Global Cities at Work); the everyday financial practices of new migrant communities which are partly shaped by exclusion from the financial fabric of London but also a preference for alternative ways of ‘doing finance’ (Migrants and their Money) and the scale and scope of Muslim migrants’ philanthropic networks in London in a post-recessionary context (Islamic Philanthropy in Post-Recessionary UK).

Graduate Destinations

  • Cartographer
  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Environmental consultant
  • Geographical information systems officer
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Town planner
  • International aid/development worker
  • Landscape architect
  • Logistics and distribution manager
  • Market researcher
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Tourism officer
  • Transport planner
  • Geological Study of Volcano and Earthquakes Study

Typical Employers:

Common employers of biomedical sciences graduates include the:

  • The armed forces
  • Charities
  • The Civil Service
  • Environmental consultancies
  • Environmental protection agencies
  • Information systems organisations
  • Local government
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Police service
  • Private companies
  • Utility companies.
  • Universities

Employment Stats:

Destination Percentage
Employed 61.9
Further study 18.9
Working and studying 5.8
Unemployed 6
Other 7.4
Type of work Percentage
Business, HR and financial 17.4
Retail, catering and bar work 16.5
Marketing, PR and sales 11.3
Secretarial and numerical clerks 10.5
Other 44.3