Manchester graduates are the 5th most employable in the UK

We’re also in the top 150 universities in the world


The University of Manchester is the 5th most employable British uni in the world according to a recent study by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

We come in after the University of Cambridge, which nabbed the top spot, Oxford, Imperial and King’s, ranking 24th globally.

The unis were ranked by 2,500 recruitment managers in large international businesses, then ranked according to who produced the most graduates with the desirable skills for employability.

Several UK global employers were also surveyed, revealing they value “communication skills, motivation and the ability to work in a team above the other non-academic skills graduates may possess.” Whilst they place less importance on “adaptability, flexibility and multicultural sensitivity”.

American universities took six of the top 10 places, with Caltech at number one.

Manchester placed at 24 overall in the top 150 global universities. Only 11 British universities made the prestigious rankings, which can be seen below:

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Phil Baty, Times Higher Education World University Rankings editor, said: “A university education brings a host of life-enhancing benefits but for many students, launching a successful career is one of the most important outcomes. For these students, the sixth Global University Employability Ranking will bring them insight and clarity they can’t get anywhere else.

“In a year of huge political upheaval, where young students have witnessed Brexit and the unexpected election of Donald Trump as US President, many will seek the relative safety of a university with a strong track record of producing graduates who are valued by large, international graduate employers. This ranking will help them make that vital decision.”

So there we have it, it’s not all bad news for 2016.