University of Manchester Best in the UK for Sought-After Graduates


A review has placed the University of Manchester as the very best for Universities in the United Kingdom in terms of  the number of graduates being targeted by ‘top employers’. This comes as great news for students at Manchester, who can take substantial confidence and pride from this result – with it abundantly clear that top companies are interested in the graduates from this University! The review came from the highly-respected High Fliers Research – you can visit their website here. Read on for the full story of this great news!


Excellent news for students at the University of Manchester


The review – entitled ‘The Graduate Market in 2018, was produced by High Fliers Research (click here to see the full report). They compiled the report based on data from an array of sources, eventually ranking Universities in terms of the most sought-after graduates from top employers. Top employers include PwC, HSBC, BP, Unilever and the NHS. These employers typically have graduate schemes that are hugely popular and highly-competitive. In good news, the University of Manchester finished 1st in the table – testament to the strong reputation of our University.




So who followed Manchester? The University of Birmingham came home 2nd, with the University of Warwick completing the podium positions. UCL and Durham University were among the others in the top ten. Unsurprisingly, the University of Cambridge and Oxford University finished in the top ten, placing 6th and 9th respectively. It is somewhat surprising that neither topped the list, given their reputation. It is clearly an excellent time to be a student at the University of Manchester!




This is some fantastic news for students at the University of Manchester! To finish top of the rankings is very impressive – especially when considering that Oxford and Cambridge both finished behind Manchester. It is very motivating to know that top employers are targeting and actively recruiting graduates from the University of Manchester. It is well worth keeping up the hard work, with a great graduate job looking very attainable! For any guidance for your time at University, our advice articles are here.





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