Lancaster University among the top for career service investment

Lancaster University has been named as providing of the best career services to support its students in a new survey.

Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 11:39 am
Lancaster University.

A Freedom of Information request submitted by Debut Careers asked each UK university their career service spend (taking into account average graduate salaries and employment levels) to reveal which universities are working the hardest to support their students at the moment.

And Lancaster University came out fourth on the employability ratings, with 7.09 out of 10.

Oxford was top, followed by Cambridge and Imperial College London.

Lancaster also came third in the rankings for top universities by career service spend (per student 2018/19), at £145.39.

University College Birmingham was top with £199.73, followed by Liverpool Hope University at £150.38.

Kim Conner Streich, marketing director of Debut Careers, praised the universities in their support of students in these trying times.

And she said the results will reassure current and future students.

She said: “We are seeing universities providing more and more online, as well as checking in with students and doing tutoring groups online, which is all great support.

"Graduates can use their time to focus on future positive prospects; some tasks could include updating and editing your CV or even practicing video interviews and the skills that go with it.

"We have some handy advice here for this. Alongside this there are various online resources for students - finananceunlocked.com is a good one, and it's free!

"We also want to make sure we are providing reassurance and support alongside the universities; students can find some great advice from our careers team online.”

The full survey can be found here