The University of Nottingham can celebrate a fantastic ranking in the newly published Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, moving up 5 places since last year. However, the University has also been named the best in the UK for graduate employment, showing why it’s one of the best places to study in the country.
The University’s new ranking in part reflects a significant increase in student satisfaction ratings, and its impressive performance was enough to earn it a shortlisting for the coveted University of the Year award.
The University of Nottingham’s award for being the best in the UK for graduate employment comes after it made important changes to adapt to increasing competition in the jobs market.
Its efforts have included a £1 million investment fund to expand the careers service at the University, which helps students prepare for a job once they graduate.
Alastair McCall, editor of the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, explained why Nottingham came top this year:
“Not only does Nottingham provide an outstanding academic education, it also offers students the extra dimensions that result in them leaving as well-rounded individuals ready to take their place in the world. Their careers service is exemplary, and offers outstanding opportunities to students.”
This commitment to preparing graduates for the workplace has ensured that graduates from The University of Nottingham are highly sought by employers. In fact, the University has been ranked as the second most targeted university by the Times Top 100 Employers for two years in a row, according to High Fliers research.
Dr Nalayini Thambar, the University’s Director of Careers and Employability also praised the students for their role in the University’s success. She said:
“Our students are excellent. They get involved with co-curricular activities, they take responsibility for shaping their own career, they take part in placement opportunities and they are switched on about what they need to do.”
Being the best in the UK for graduate employment is sure to attract even more international students to The University of Nottingham. Those who choose to study there can feel confident that they will graduate with the skills and tools they need to start a fantastic career.
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