The University of Nottingham (UoN) has been named University of the Year for Graduate Employment. 

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide (published last week) named the University top for graduate prospects, as well as moving the University of Nottingham back into the top 20 of the overall league table.

An increase in student satisfaction caused the University to rise up the rankings.

82.7% of graduates from UoN go into further study, or secure professional jobs.

“Investment ‘enabled greater provision for individual career guidance'”

The University suggests a £1 million investment into the careers services led to an increase in student satisfaction.

On its website, the University stated that the investment ‘enabled greater provision for individual career guidance’, increased ’employer and alumni engagement’, and allowed for the ‘continued development of the Nottingham Advantage Award.’

[Students] “are switched on about what they need to do”

Dr Nalayini Thambar, Director of Careers and Employability 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.’

Nick Coombes, a 3rd Year Politics Student, told Impact: “It makes me feel better about graduating, knowing that the University is top of the table for graduate employment.”

Steven Green

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