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You’re More Likely To Be Noticed By Top Graduate Employers If You Study at These 25 Universities

According to the latest review of the graduate job market by High Fliers, certain institutions have been targeted by more leading graduate employers than others. With over 140ย recognised higher learning institutions in the UK, it’s hardly surprising that employers haven’t been able to visit all of them equally. What is surprising is which universities top graduate recruiters have been choosing to focus their attention on for “campus fairs, recruitment presentations or other local university promotions.”

You could be forgiven for assuming that Oxford and Cambridge would sit at the top of the list, with both universities topping league tables such asย The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. However, although both Oxford and Cambridge have made the top 10 here, it’s Manchester, Warwick and Bristol who, respectively, attracted the most leading graduate recruiters in 2016-17, in spite of only one of them featuring highly in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Here are the 25 universities targeted by the most top graduate employers in 2016-17.

1. University of Warwick

Did I hear someone say our term has ended?

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2. University of Manchester

#anotherrainydayinmanchester #studyingitisthen #libraryday #eternalstudent

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3. University of Bristol

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4. University of Cambridge

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5. University of Leeds

Well it's a good day to me

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6. University of Birmingham


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7. University of Nottingham


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8. University of Oxford

#Sundayfunday #HarryPotterInspo #Oxford ๐Ÿ›โšก๏ธ๐ŸŽ“ #pretty #architecture #touristfun

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9. Durham University

Decisions decisions

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10. University of Bath

#universityofbath #duck

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11. University of Edinburgh

Law School Edinburgh

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12. London School of Economics


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13. Imperial College London

#queenstower #mecheng

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14.ย Universityย College London


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15. University of Exeter

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16. University of Sheffield

My lovely music home #music#department#sheffield#university#march#sunny#afternoon#thursday#pretty#building

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17. University of York

Bye ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ’•

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18. Loughborough University

Can't believe that in 3 months time I'll be saying goodbye to uni life forever ๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“š #itsgettingreal #prettycampus #cantwait

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19. University of Newcastle

Uni looking ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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20. King’s College London

Strand looking all springy ๐ŸŒท

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21. University of Southampton

Another sunny day on campus โ˜€๏ธ #springhassprung #highfieldcampus #universityofsouthampton

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22. Cardiff University

Turned out to be a gorgeous day after all๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ€ #university

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23. University of Glasgow

I don't deserve this school. #gradschool #nofilter #Glasgow

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24. University of Leicester

It is a sunny day, finally…….#that'sEngland

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25. University of Liverpool


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You can view the full report here.

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