press release
Published: 12 September 2017

University of Surrey among the top in the world for employability

By David Ferguson

The University of Surrey has once again been named as one of the top universities in the world for employability in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018

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With more than 2,300 professional partners, and a score of more than 95 per cent graduate employability for the past five years, the University has been ranked second for its partnerships and as one of the top universities for its graduate employment rate. Overall the University was ranked 121-130 in the world for the employability of its students.

The news comes just days after the University maintained its position in the Times Higher Education World rankings, with an impressive performance for its international outlook and research.

Professor Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey, said: “We are incredibly proud to produce such sought-after graduates who make a difference in their professions and contribute so positively to society as a whole.  This latest recognition by the QS World Graduate Employability Rankings reflects our relentless focus on improving learning gains, student experience and outcomes – all of which lead to excellent graduate employability. Our programmes at Surrey give our students the best possible education, combining the  knowledge, skills and confidence to hit the ground running in their careers.

“More than 60% of our students undertake a professional training year – a scheme we pioneered 60 years ago and which we continue to expand. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our partners, who not only help our students but also support our research and innovation. It is those 2,300 placement partners who provide our students with the experience and network that lead to successful employment, as reflected in the five-year average of 96 per cent employability.

“The University of Surrey has also recently been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which provides the strong foundation for the personal and career successes of all of our graduates. I thank all our staff for making this foundation even stronger.”

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