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Spotlight on Birmingham: highly successful graduates

17 Mar 2017 - Barni Homden

Students typically have a great time at university, and most will get a valuable education. But the end goal is always the same: to be one of the University's successful graduates, equipped for a fulfilling career.

This is clearly a top priority at the University of Birmingham, which boasts extremely impressive graduate employment rankings. In both the Complete University Guide 2017 and the Guardian University Guide 2017, Birmingham ranks in the top 5 for graduate prospects in the UK.

This puts Birmingham in the same league as other elite Russell Group universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. These universities have an exceptional reputation for  producing successful graduates who land good jobs after leaving university.

Birmingham graduates can also expect exceptional salaries compared to graduates from most other UK universities.

In fact, a 2015 survey by salary analysts Emolument.com ranked the University of Birmingham in the UK top 10 for graduate earnings. Known as the Alumni Rich List, this survey ranked universities based on the average salaries of their graduates after 5 years.

Contributing to the success of their graduates, the University of Birmingham offers careers support for 2 years after graduation. This hugely reassuring resource includes helping new graduates start their own businesses; in 2014-15, the University supported the creation of more than 50 new businesses.

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A history of successful graduates

The University of Birmingham’s recent successes when it comes to graduate careers is nothing new. It has propelled its former students on to great things for over 100 years.

In fact, 2 British Prime Ministers went to the University of Birmingham, along with numerous other notable UK politicians. Many Birmingham alumni have also gone on to become business leaders and CEOs of major companies.

As well, 4 former students have won Nobel Prizes in Chemistry or Medicine, and another alumnus contributed to a report that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Powerful international reach

Of course, the University of Birmingham is an international university, with thousands of overseas students from over 150 countries. It also has an excellent record of giving its international students a foundation for a successful career.

International students who studied at Birmingham have gone on to great success in business, the arts, the legal professions, engineering, healthcare, sports, science and academia.

Many have even become world leaders and senior political figures, including alumni holding government positions in St. Lucia, the Bahamas, Singapore, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Tanzania and more.

Lay the foundation for your future

A degree from the University of Birmingham can lay the foundation for a fulfilling and meaningful career. With such high rankings for graduate prospects, and a distinguished history of producing successful graduates, Birmingham has proven how valuable its degrees are.

Find out more about the University of Birmingham, and how we can help you with admission directly to a degree.

Alternatively, find out more about undergraduate preparation at Kaplan International College London, leading to a place at the University.


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