University moves up in world employability league tables

The University of Manchester has moved up to 33rd in the world in a leading independent league table of graduate employability.

Improving on last year’s 35th place, the University remains 5th out of the UK institutions which feature in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018.

The compilers looked at 1,000 universities around the world, and published a list of the top 500, taking twice as many into account as the previous year’s table.

The table is created using a range of metrics, including employer reputation, where 30,000 global employers are asked to identify institutions from where they hire the best graduates. In this section, Manchester scored 96 out of a possible 100.

Other factors taken into account include alumni outcomes, graduate employment and partnerships with employers. Manchester also scored well in these, giving an overall score of 76.2 out of 100.

Tammy Goldfeld, Head of The University of Manchester’s Careers Service, said: “The University of Manchester is working hard to produce well-rounded graduates who learn from world class-researchers but also gain the other non-academic skills demanded by employers.

“This increase in our ranking indicates that programmes such as Stellify and our ethical grand challenges, which all students are encouraged to take part in, are helping graduates succeed in the workplace.”

The University also appears at 54th in the World in the recently published Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 38th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

For the graduate employability league table, visit the QS website for the full rankings list and University of Manchester profile.

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