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OK, so times are dire in employment at the moment - and one of my main factors in choosing a university is how good the employment rate is.

What uni's are the best?

And where should I avoid at all costs?

Thanks for your help
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Another thing to look at may be what course has the highest employability. I suspect even in the most employable unis there is a disparity between courses.


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There is a league table for graduate employment, I think its on the Times website. It might be worth giving that a try or just general league tables for uni's will give you the employment percentages as well.
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There are statistics for that. Everyone knows the obvious ones (Oxbridge, Imperial, LSE, UCL, St. Andrews ...) and without knowing your subject no one can give you a more precise answer.
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Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, UCL, Bristol, Warwick, Durham, Nottingham and Manchester all appear in the QS top 15 for Employer Reputation World Wide ! So any of those would be the best of the best and you should have no problem graduating from any of these - in theory


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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/j...ent-rates.html

Predictably a few specialist institutions well up (RVC, RCM etc.). Buckingham the highest ranked university offering a range of courses.
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Would the degree not be important too? Eg physics at Bournemouth compared to Psychology at Manchester?


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(Original post by youshallnotpass)
OK, so times are dire in employment at the moment - and one of my main factors in choosing a university is how good the employment rate is.

What uni's are the best?

And where should I avoid at all costs?

Thanks for your help
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...?frame=2281806

Five out of the top ten are Scottish with teh winner being Robert Gordon which specialises in the oil industry. Number two is Northampton because it runs niche courses with high demand e.g waste management and leather technology.
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I defy anyone to find some in-depth, meaningful employment metrics, which take into account salary, prospects of advancement, the quality and outcome of further study, and the whole host of other factors whose absence renders most statistics meaningless.

At the very least, OP, you need to look at the interplay of subject and university.
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Surrey has been voted top for graduate employment for a while now.

"The latest available figures show that 94.8% of our recent graduates were in employment or further study. This is the highest figure for any English chartered university (including Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton and Warwick)."

The University of Surrey 94.8%
The University of Cambridge 93.6%
The University of Bath 92.6%
The University of Exeter 92.5%
The University of Southampton 91.4%
Imperial College 90.9%
Loughborough University 90.2%
The University of Oxford 90.2%
The University of Warwick 90.1%

(Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.)
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(Original post by justn1c2)
Surrey has been voted top for graduate employment for a while now.

"The latest available figures show that 94.8% of our recent graduates were in employment or further study. This is the highest figure for any English chartered university (including Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton and Warwick)."

The University of Surrey 94.8%
The University of Cambridge 93.6%
The University of Bath 92.6%
The University of Exeter 92.5%
The University of Southampton 91.4%
Imperial College 90.9%
Loughborough University 90.2%
The University of Oxford 90.2%
The University of Warwick 90.1%

(Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.)
But look at the qualifications:

English so excludes RGU, Aberdeen and Glasgow which are higher

Chartered
so excludes Northampton which is a statutory corporation

University so excludes KCL which is not a university but it rather a chartered college with degree awarding powers that is a member of the University of London.

Not sure how it has wangled itself ahead of Lancaster which isn't even on the list.

This is the problem with all of this kind of self-promotion. Surrey has made itself top by defining the criteria so as to exclude those how are doing better.
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(Original post by nulli tertius)
But look at the qualifications:

English so excludes RGU, Aberdeen and Glasgow which are higher

Chartered
so excludes Northampton which is a statutory corporation

University so excludes KCL which is not a university but it rather a chartered college with degree awarding powers that is a member of the University of London.

Not sure how it has wangled itself ahead of Lancaster which isn't even on the list.

This is the problem with all of this kind of self-promotion. Surrey has made itself top by defining the criteria so as to exclude those how are doing better.
Okay fair enough, well here is another table which includes all of the UK not just England. It also has Kings college and Northampton.

Other then a pharmacy school and some performing arts colleges, Surrey is still the top university.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datab...sity-graduates
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