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Graduates to profit from university rating

Published: Wednesday, 05 December 2007   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

Students at Southampton University could have their chances of getting graduate jobs increased, after the university was named in the top 100 universities in the world.

The list, compiled by the Times, works out the top universities by gauging, among other things, the opinions of nearly 1,500 companies that employ graduates, according to online scene.

Marguerite Clark, an international education consultant, said: "Studies in several countries have found a relationship between the perceived status of the degree-granting institution and employment and earnings outcomes for graduates."

Southampton University jumped into the top 100 after being 141st in last year's list. It is now above the University of Cardiff and the University of Glasgow.

18 universities from the UK were in the top 100 in total, boosting graduate job prospects across the nation.

Graduates will be encouraged to know should they reach the top of their professions, massive wages could await them.

A report by the GMB showed that directors and chief executives on average earn £214,063 a year.

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