Abigail MeadowJanuary 31st
2020

Employment is a pretty important to students after graduation.

With a new survey created by GS as part of its Graduate Employability Rankings, data revealing how likely graduates from each university are to find a job within 12 months of completing their degree has been released.

Now, you might expect Oxford and Cambridge to take the top spots, but you'd be surprised to know they didn't.

Although there was only data available for 28 UK universities, it's still somewhat surprising that both Oxford (68.4%) and Cambridge (72.4%) are towards the lower end of the table.

So where did claim the coveted number one spot? Well, 'reppin Yorkshire, Leeds Beckett University (93.6%) claimed the crown, just beating Robert Gordon University (93.2%) and the University of Huddersfield (93%).

You'd be surprised to hear that UCL hits rock bottom of the pile at just 65.4% of its graduates finding employment within a year of completing their studies.

Although statistically lead tables are useful, it's worth knowing different perspectives and to think about what's most important to you when it comes to choosing a university.

These statistics may seem a little daunting, especially if you're not particularly looking forward to life after graduation. The most important thing to remember is to not compare yourself to others.

It's definitely easier said than done, but after graduation, you're no longer on the same trajectory as your peers. It's likely you will have a degree in varying subjects, or have the same degree but different goals.

While a grad-scheme might suit your best friend, it might not suit you, where possibly an internship is best.

You may not even want full time employment yet. It is totally your decision.

In the mean time, make sure your studies don't come at a cost to worrying about the future.

Planning your #gradlife can wait until later.

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