How does your uni rank for graduate prospects?

Oxbridge didn’t win this one

Cambridge and Oxford are no longer the best unis to go to if you want a job, according to new figures.

The Sunday Times Good University Guide revealed Imperial and St. George’s are the top unis in the country for graduate prospects.

Cambridge beat Oxford to 3rd place, while Birmingham, King’s College and surprisingly Bath made the top 10.

And they might appear to be miles apart for research quality, but UCL and Robert Gordon in Aberdeen grads have the same chances of getting a job – both taking 13th place.

Graduate prospects are worked out by the proportion of uni leavers from 2013 and 2014 who are in professional jobs or further education.


How does your uni rank for employability?

In the rankings Queen Mary came out as the worst Russell Group uni of all, narrowly being beaten by Sheffield and York.

What’s more, big guns Warwick were beaten for graduate prospects by Dundee and Lancaster.

The best uni in the country for getting a job is St. George’s in London, who secured their reputation for pumping out top quality medics.

It’s a fantastic result for Loughborough, Sussex and Bath who all snuck into the prestigious top 10.

On the other hand it’s bad news for Scotland and Wales as the top tier was dominated by English unis, with St Andrews coming in at 12th and Cardiff at 18th.

And Queen’s University Belfast came in 28th place for employability.

The University of East London was the worst for graduate prospects, with Goldsmiths, Leeds Beckett and Plymouth also performing badly.

Overall The Sunday Times University Good University Guide rankings were unsurprisingly ruled by Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial.

Dark horses Surrey bagged University of the Year, with Leeds as runners-up.