Bangor University graduates well-regarded by major employers

Bangor University appears in the top 40 table of UK Universities who produce the best graduates according to an international survey published online by the Times Higher magazine.

The survey of predominantly businesses, IT and engineering sector companies reveals which universities are the most popular and well-regarded sources of excellent recruitment material.

According to the survey, UK recruiters are looking for skills, professional experience and degree specialisation relevant to their particular sectors, as well as selecting on the basis of  which university they graduated from. UK employers also placed more emphasis on grades achieved than European employers and are also more likely to recruit graduates from universities with whom they have a link.

“This is important and welcome information for our students and prospective graduates,” said Professor John G Hughes, Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University.

“We place a great deal of emphasis on the employability of our students. We provide opportunities and encouragement to our students to gain transferrable skills and experience for their future careers. Added to the excellent standards of teaching and student satisfaction at the University, the knowledge that the University is well thought of among major employers seeking to recruit graduates is welcome news.”

Bangor University was placed equal 38th with Aston, Lancaster and Bradford universities.

Publication date: 8 December 2015