Aston University in global top 200 for employability

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13 September 2017

  • QS Graduate Employability Rankings places Aston University in the top 200 for graduate employability
  • A total of 600 universities worldwide were considered for the rankings
  • Aston rises 76 places for employer reputation

Aston University is in the top 200 universities worldwide for graduate employability, according to a new ranking.

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 placed Aston in the 181-190 bracket out of a total of 600 considered institutions across the world.

The University also jumped 76 places for employer reputation, based on more than 30,000 responses to the QS Employer Survey which asks employers to identify which institutions from which they source ‘the most competent, innovative, effective graduates’.

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings claims to be the first attempt of its kind to globally compare the employability outcomes of higher education institutions. A fairly new ranking, it has this year doubled the number of institutions evaluated to a total of 600.

Aston prides itself on its ability to place graduates in high quality careers. Nearly 70 per cent of undergraduates carry out work placements as part of their degree programmes, and more than 82% of our graduates are in a graduate-level job or in further study within six months of graduation, according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

To see the full rankings, visit the website.


Notes to the editor

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston University has always been a force for change. For 50 years the University has been transforming lives through pioneering research, innovative teaching and graduate employability success. True to Aston’s Coat of Arms which bears the word ‘Forward’, in 2016 Aston held a year-long anniversary celebration to recognise its heritage and achievements, but with a focus to drive forward the next stage in the University’s exciting journey.

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