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University of Manchester remains the favourite university of UK’s top employers

Some motivation to push on with your diss perhaps


The University of Manchester has retained its position as the most targeted university by the UK’s top 100 recruiters, according to a report compiled by High Fliers Research.

The University of Manchester has now been at the top spot for two years running. In the eighteen years that this research has been produced, no other institution has been number one more frequently than The University of Manchester, or ranked more consistently amongst the top three.

The report praises the uni for attracting the most top graduate employers for its range of university careers fairs, on-campus employer presentations, university-specific virtual events and careers service promotions and initiatives.

The other top universities targeted by employers in 2022-2023 were Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Warwick, Leeds, UCL, Cambridge, Durham and Southampton.

Professor April McMahon, Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students said: “This is fabulous news, and shows that our graduates and our University have an enviable reputation with top employers. Employability is right at the heart of what we do. Well done to our Careers team and to everyone working to support students in getting work ready!”

The number of graduate jobs available is expected to increase by a further 6.3% in 2023, with accounting & professional services firms being the largest recruiters of new graduates.

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