Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been named the top Scottish university for graduate prospects in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.
The supplement, which will be published this Sunday (22 September), commends the university on its graduate prospects with 81.3% in professional jobs or in graduate-level study – the highest in Scotland.
In addition, RGU is commended for its overall student satisfaction rates which are consistently well above average for its courses and entry qualifications.
Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, the Principal of RGU, said: “RGU continues to be recognised nationally and beyond for its high quality academic performance, and for its major contribution to Scotland's economy and society. We are pleased in particular that our strong focus on graduate employability continues to get plaudits.
"The university maintains close contacts with employers so that they can advise what they require from our graduates. We work closely with employers at all stages of the student journey, from course development and accreditation to providing scholarships and work-based placements and experiences. In this way we produce graduates that employers want.”
RGU’s continued commitment to students and their experience is demonstrated through a £120 million new campus development which will open its doors to students this month.
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide said the following about RGU:
“Robert Gordon remains one of the top performing modern universities in Britain. Winner of The Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year award in 2010 and runner-up for the UK-wide University of the Year award the following year. Its success is primarily based on outstanding results in two key indicators. The university’s overall student satisfaction rates are consistently well above average for its courses and entry qualifications, while graduate employment regularly features in the top 20 universities on this measure. In fact its score for graduate prospects at 81.8% is the highest in Scotland. “
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