Exposed: The Russell Group unis where grads are most likely to earn under £15k-a-year
Makes all those student debts seem worth it, doesn’t it?
It’s inevitable: you go to uni and end up being thousands of pounds in debt. But it’s all worth it (you assume) because you’ll come out of uni and bag yourself a decent paying job that will take care of it all. But what if that isn’t the case?
You’d think you’d do pretty well at one of the top universities in the country, but turns out, there are some Russell Group unis where you’ve got a fair chance of earning less than £15k a year out of uni, even if you end up in full-time employment.
That’s according to stats collected as part of HESA’s graduate survey, which has charted the success of the class of 2019. It counts those who are still living in the UK, and who made it into full-time employment.
If you want to make sure you’re not one of those grads earning an underwhelming £15k a year – then Imperial and LSE are your safest bets. Not a single grad was recorded as earning £15k.
The percentage of Russell Group grads earning under £15k a year
The University of Glasgow – 4.69 per cent
The University of Exeter – 4.08 per cent
Queen’s University Belfast – 4.00 per cent
The University of Edinburgh – 3.78 per cent
Newcastle University – 3.62 per cent
The University of York – 3.40 per cent
The University of Sheffield – 3.37 per cent
The University of Manchester – 3.22 per cent
The University of Liverpool – 2.83 per cent
Cardiff University – 2.79 per cent
The University of Leeds – 2.48 per cent
The University of Southampton – 2.46 per cent
University of Durham – 2.45 per cent
The University of Birmingham – 2.44 per cent
The University of Bristol – 2.29 per cent
University of Nottingham – 2.04 per cent
Queen Mary University of London – 1.95 per cent
The University of Cambridge – 1.85 per cent
The University of Warwick – 1.78 per cent
The University of Oxford – 1.71 per cent
King’s College London – 1.64 per cent
University College London – 0.64 per cent
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine – 0 per cent
London School of Economics and Political Science – 0 per cent