Development and Alumni Relations

Career prospects rise again for University of Sussex students

The University of Sussex is the third most successful university in the UK in terms of career prospects for students, show the latest results published in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

Now firmly placed in the top 20 in all major UK university rankings, the most recent Guardian league table places the University of Sussex at 20th overall.

Eight subjects at Sussex appear in the top 10, including Journalism, whose first undergraduates will graduate this summer; American Studies 4th; Chemistry 4th; Philosophy 5th ; Social Work 5th; Geography 6th; History 8th; Biosciences 9th; Journalism 10th.

One of the most significant areas of improvement for the University over the past few years has been around the transition for students into employment, with the University leaping to seventh out of 119 institutions in the 2017 table and rising again this year to third out of 121.

The University places great emphasis on establishing industry links for its students and has a number of financial and pastoral-care initiatives to support those from lower-income families.

Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell commented: “Choosing to go to university will be one of the biggest decisions that a young person will take. By investing in their education, they are investing in their future - and that’s why we care enormously about their ongoing career prospects.

“At Sussex we believe strongly that we must do all we can to help transition our students into the job market. We are increasingly offering a wide range of programmes such as internships and summer abroad options, and we’re forging very strong industry links for graduate trainee schemes.”

The University of Sussex has confirmed its place in the top 20 in all three major UK league tables. As well as being placed 20th by the Guardian University Guide, it is ranked 19th by the Complete University Guide and 18th in The Times/Sunday Times guide. It is also in the top 20 of the Times Higher Education’s 'Table of Tables'.

Back to news list

By: Tom Furnival-Adams
Last updated: Tuesday, 30 May 2017