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King's wins Sunday Times 'Best University for Graduate Employment' award

Posted on 01/10/2012


King’s College London is the best university in the UK for graduate employment, according to the 2013 Sunday Times University Guide, published yesterday (30 September). The College was Sunday Times ‘University of the Year’ in 2010.

In our university profile, The Sunday Times refers to King's as 'one of the academic powerhouses of British and world higher education, pushing the frontiers of knowledge on so many fronts and applying the newly-gained expertise in practical ways.' The profile also describes the College as 'elite' but not 'elitist'. 

This year’s Sunday Times award is based on two indicators: the proportion of graduates in graduate-level jobs and the level of graduate unemployment. King's has a graduate unemployment rate of just 4.5 percent, the lowest among higher education institutions in London and 91.9 percent of King’s students also secure graduate-level jobs when they leave.

King’s strong employment record was confirmed earlier this year when the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) published its institutional Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) for the percentage of full-time, first degree, UK domiciled graduates in work or further study. King’s currently has the highest EPI in the Russell Group with an employment rate of 95.2 percent, an increase of 2.6 percent on last year. 

Robert Hall, Director of Library Services & Employability, said: ‘This recognition pays testament to the commitment the College is making in ensuring that our students develop the right skills to succeed in the workplace.’

This new award from The Sunday Times builds on success from last year in which surveying company Emerging compiled data on business leaders' views of top global universities, as reported by The New York Times. Chief executives and chairmen of leading companies in ten countries were asked to select the top universities from which they recruited - with King's College London coming in the top 25 internationally. 


Our Employability webpages give an overview of all the services we provide including information specific to each academic department, such as career and study destinations, links to relevant job vacancies and forthcoming events.

Our Study Abroad and Internships office identifies, promotes and facilitates new opportunities for study abroad and placement activities, for both incoming and outgoing students. 

Students who are considering King’s as their university of choice can take advantage of our Open Week on and our web-based subject seminars from 1-12 October. For further details and to register visit:

1-5 October 2012: King's Open Week on - from Scholarships to Sports Clubs, students can ask us questions on this social platform.

8-12 October 2012: Web-based subject seminars - explore specific subjects in depth and ask questions directly to our academics.

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