April 24, 2015, by Charlotte Anscombe

Nottingham is number one for job prospects

The University is celebrating after being named number one for job prospects at last night’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015.

From a poll of more than twenty thousand students across the UK, Nottingham was named the best for giving students the best employment prospects when leaving uni.

Unlike other university tables, the Whatuni rankings are based entirely on the experience of students through its student reviews. The rankings are based on averages taken from thousands of reviews submitted by students and published on whatuni.com, and cover the following ten categories: Accommodation, City Life, Clubs & Societies, Courses & Lecturers, Job Prospects, Student Union, Uni Facilities, Support Services, International, and an Overall rating which counts towards the University of the Year title.

Nalayini Thambar, Director of Careers and Employability at the University, said: “I am delighted that students at the University of Nottingham recognise that they have excellent job prospects; at Nottingham we are targeted by local, national and international companies of all sizes and across all sectors and our students have hundreds of opportunities to meet employers on campus each year.  We are proud to offer Nottingham students excellent future prospects alongside an excellent student experience.”

The University is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2013, 2014 and 2015, High Fliers Research), enabling students to graduate in a strong position in today’s competitive job market.

The results of the awards were announced by The Rt Hon. The Baroness Morris of Yardley at a ceremony at the Brewery in London last night.

Simon Emmett, Managing Director of Whatuni.com, said: “The rankings are a great opportunity to engage with both current university students and those at the start of their higher education journey.  The reviews are a fundamental part of whatuni.com.  They represent the most current, accurate, and accessible resource for today’s sixth form and college students, helping them find the right uni.  We’re really proud to be a part of that journey.”

For more details of the award, visit http://www.whatuni.com/awards

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