The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide have named The University of Manchester the University of the Year for Graduate Employment.
The guide, which was published on Sunday 22nd September, ranks every UK university based on a variety of categories, as well as achieving the graduate employment award, Manchester University’s overall ranking has increased from 18th place to 15th.
The award from the Good University Guide is supported by QS’ employability rankings, which lists more than 1,000 universities worldwide. The University of Manchester was listed in the top ten UK universities for overall graduate employability, partnerships with employers, alumni outcomes and employer reputations.
The University of Manchester’s Stellify programme received particular praise in the report. The programme was designed to help graduates prepare for the world of work and “hit the ground running with employers regionally, nationally and internationally.”
Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, stated that “Manchester students leave degrees from a world-class institution having benefited from a curriculum that is tailored to both academic excellence and providing students with the skills that make them immediately useful in the workplace.”
The achievement is a huge testament to the great effort that The University of Manchester’s staff put into helping their students succeed beyond the realms of getting a degree, helping them thrive beyond graduation.
Manchester’s graduate employment
Outside of London, Manchester has the highest graduate retention rate in the UK. According to research from the Manchester Brain Drain, 51% of students from Manchester’s universities remain in the city after graduation. In addition to this, 57% of students from Manchester who left the city for their studies, returned to Manchester after graduation.
The high percentage of graduates deciding to live in Manchester after finishing their studies is attributed to how much has been to boost the city’s economy in the last decade.
Large student population = high rental demand
With the largest student population in Europe and a high graduate retention rate, the rental demand in Manchester continues to grow year on year. With so many young people in Manchester, the property market continues to thrive, with rental demand through the roof.
Fortunately for the future tenants of Manchester, we’re in the process of developing several new apartment buildings for both students and professionals alike. One of these buildings is situated in close proximity of UA92, a brand-new university that is set to attract over 6,000 students to the area.
If you’re interested in investing in a development in Manchester, get in touch today.