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The London universities which rank among the best institutions in the UK for employability

by LLB Reporter
13th Jul 23 6:24 am

Uni Compare has just released its 2023/24 ranking looking at every university in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to unveil the top 100 universities for the year, as voted for by students.

​​The rankings are based on 65,015 ratings and 13,003 reviews from current and former students. As a part of the study, they collected an employability score for each institution based on student opinion.

These rankings look at the universities that are best for students looking to take the next steps in their lives. A career is part of the reason that most students choose their university courses to begin with and for many, it affects the university they choose to attend too. So, which universities are providing their students with the best opportunities for post-university life?

Three universities in London ranked in the top 10

Unsurprisingly, the capital of the UK is also the capital of employability. With the King’s College London, the London School of Economics, and UCL (University College London) all making the top 5, students attending any of these universities stand in great stead for success after graduation. But what kind of employability offerings are available at each institution?

Kings College London

At Kings College London, they offer:

  • Comprehensive resources that can be accessed by students at any time
  • Careers events, including fairs, panels, and workshops for a chance to learn new skills
  • Appointments for careers advice, looking to support on application advice and practice interviews and more

London School of Economics

Students and graduates of the London School of Economics will have access to:

  • Dedicated careers support to help develop a personalised career plan and expand your professional network
  • Opportunity to attend careers-related webinars and connect with industry experts and prospective employers
  • Personalised career coaching with your career plan in mind

University College London

UCL (University College London) offer students and graduates access to:

  • 1-1 consultation appointments to discuss their careers
  • Help with CV writing and application forms
  • They held over 240 employer-led events in 2020/21, a perfect opportunity for students to network with potential employers and get a real feel for the industry they plan to work in.

Based on the results from this year’s survey, it appears that not attending a Russell Group or Red Brick University will not negatively impact how employable you are after graduating due to 60% of the universities that have made the top 10 not falling into this category.

Whilst attending such schools for higher education is still held in very high regard, this result is very promising for those they aren’t accessible for. Once students leave university, employers are much more interested in skill sets, rather than the university attended. However, this may not be the case for all jobs. That’s why the link between industry and university must be of paramount importance to all universities.

Owen O’Neil, Founder of Uni Compare comments on this year’s rankings, “We are delighted to celebrate our new student rankings, recognising the significant impact university rankings have on both students and institutions.

“These rankings empower students with valuable insights, guiding them toward the right educational paths while motivating universities to strive for excellence in all aspects of their offerings. Together, we embrace the transformative power of university rankings in shaping the future of higher education.”

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