Press release: University of Buckingham top for graduate employability

2 July 2015

The University of Buckingham has come top in the UK for employability, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency rankings.

Once again, Buckingham has beaten both Oxford and Cambridge at getting jobs for is graduates, with a score of 98.1%.

The University shares the top spot with Bishop Grosseteste University ahead of Bath, Durham and all other Russell Group Universities.

The figures, released by HESA, reveal how many students are in employment six months after finishing their studies.

For the last five years Buckingham has come in the top three for graduate employability for non-specialist institutions.

University of Buckingham Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alistair Alcock, said: “We are delighted to be at the top of the table. Having a small staff to student ratio and an open door policy means that our tutors all know our students well and are able to liaise with our careers service to help find suitable jobs for undergraduates. The small size of the University of Buckingham enables us to offer the best service to students, which is why we also do consistently well for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.”

As well as having the most satisfied students, according to the National Student Survey, Buckingham has also topped the league table for the safest campus in the country for the last two years, according to the Complete University Guide, and it is ranked 48th in The Times Good University Guide.

For more information contact University of Buckingham press officer Diana Blamires on or phone +44 (0)1280 820213