The University of Bath has been named ‘University of the Year 2024 for Graduate Jobs’ in the first Daily Mail University Guide.

This impressive achievement follows on from a recent top five ranking in the Complete University Guide 2024 and a top 150 place in the QS World University Rankings 2024.

This is the first time the Daily Mail rankings have been produced. As with other league tables the ranking assesses UK universities on factors including graduate jobs, entry tariffs, degree outcomes and student satisfaction. The ranking, in which Bath was first in the South West and tenth overall, was published online and in a supplement in the Mail on Sunday on 10 September.

The University received the ‘University of the Year 2024 for Graduate Jobs’ award thanks to the excellent graduate employment rates, high salaries, and job satisfaction of University of Bath graduates.

Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bath, said: “It is excellent news that the University of Bath has been awarded ‘University of the year 2024 for Graduate Jobs’ in the inaugural Daily Mail University Guide, following on from our award of The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2023.

“Bath graduates are well known for possessing the knowledge and skills that give them excellent prospects when they move on into their careers. I want to thank all our colleagues across the University who work so hard to deliver for all our students.” Alastair McCall, Editor, Daily Mail University Guide, said of the University of Bath: “It has the fourth highest graduate employment rate in highly-skilled jobs (91.1%), students command good salaries (a £30,000 median), and more than 81% reckon their careers are on track 15 months after graduating.

“It helps to provide thousands of graduates a year in subjects where there are national shortages of well-qualified, able new starters. However, Bath students have been prepared for the moment when they step out into the world throughout their time at the university. Two-thirds of students undertake placement years or study abroad and all have that option open to them. Many meet their future employers during these placements. No wonder that the university is one of the most targeted by leading graduate recruiters and the clear winner of our University of the Year for Graduate Jobs.”