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How do you choose a good university?

how do you choose a good university?

If you are collecting your AS-level results, then it will soon be time to think about applying to university, but how do you choose a good university?

If you are trying to decide whether to go to university, then you will want to know which unis rank the highest according to the Complete University Guide and which degree subjects are most likely to lead to employment. Find out here.

Top ten universities for student satisfaction

  1. Buckingham
  2. Surrey
  3. Keele
  4. Coventry
  5. Liverpool Hope
  6. Loughborough
  7. Bangor
  8. St Andrews
  9. Essex
  10. City University London

Top ten universities for graduate prospects

  1. St George’s University of London
  2. Imperial College London
  3. Cambridge
  4. Oxford
  5. Birmingham
  6. King’s College London
  7. Bath
  8. Sussex
  9. Durham
  10. Loughborough

What is a Russell Group University?

The Russell Group is a collection of universities with a shared focus on research and an excellent reputation for academic achievement. Russell Group universities tend to rank very highly in all university league tables. There are 24 universities in the group: Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Imperial College London, King’s College London, Leeds, Liverpool, London School of Economics, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Queen Mary, Queen’s, Sheffield, Southampton, University College London, Warwick, and York.

Will I get a job after university?

When you finish university, no doubt you’ll want to get a job. There are two things to think about when choosing a university course. One is, will it help you get a job, the other is will it land you a job in a related field of work?

What degrees lead to a job?

STEM related degrees continue to offer good job prospects and there are plenty of other good reasons to study STEM. Unsurprisingly, graduates of architecture and building degrees, engineering degrees and computer science and IT degrees have some of the highest chances of being employed full time six months after graduating and 73.5% of civil engineering graduates and 64.9% of mechanical engineering graduates were employed in a related field of work after they finished university. Hospitality, leisure and tourism degrees were another good subject with 64.1% of UK graduates being in full time employment after six months. If you want to find out what degree subjects billionaires took you can find out here.

It’s well worth doing your research to see which skills will be needed and which job opportunities are likely to grow in the future as this will help you to make good education and training decisions now.


About Lynette Daly

Lynette is the publishing editor of Moving On magazine. Moving On is devoted to helping young people make good choices for their future – education, qualifications and careers. Moving On really wants to motivate you! Our articles cover a range of topics to inspire and give ideas. Our magazines are delivered free to all schools, colleges and sixth forms in England and is also available online.

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