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Portsmouth ranked number one in the UK for boosting graduate salaries

The University of Portsmouth does more to boosts its graduates’ earnings that any other university – according to The Economist’s own ranking of UK universities.

Five years after graduation, the average University of Portsmouth graduate earns £3,100 (or 13 per cent) above expectations. In comparison, the average University of Oxford graduate earns £1,900 (or 5 per cent) above expectations.

Portsmouth does more to boosts its graduates’ earnings that any other UK university.

Portsmouth does more to boosts its graduates’ earnings that any other UK university.

To calculate a university’s impact on their graduates’ salaries, The Economist compared each university’s graduates’ earnings with the average predicted salary of a student, based on a number of factors including previous exam results and social background.

University of Portsmouth Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith said: “This report shows that we are adding more value than any other university, giving our students, particularly those from less advantaged backgrounds, the skills they need.

“We offer an outstanding and distinctive student experience, with a focus on career enhancing activities and embedding innovative technology in courses designed to prepare students for successful careers.

“Across the University, students learn in state-of-the-art facilities as used in industry and the professions with our programmes of study shaped by input from employers and our students.

“At the University of Portsmouth we get to know our students, we work out what support they need and then we provide it. For some it will be one-to-one tuition, for others it will be more assistance with mathematics and for others it will be more general support around their wellbeing.”

The Economist’s ranking reinforces the excellent direction of travel of the University of Portsmouth.

The University was one of only four universities in the South East region to be rated ‘Gold’ in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

In 2017 the University was ranked 37th in Guardian League Table, up from 78th in 2013.

For the 11th year running, the University has also outperformed the sector average in the National Student Survey (NSS) for overall satisfaction and is ranked in the top 15 per cent of institutions in the UK.

For students still considering their options, the University of Portsmouth has a number of excellent courses on offer through Clearing and Adjustment. Call the Admissions team on 023 9284 8090 to speak to an advisor.


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