Strathclyde has fourth best careers service in UK


By Mathew Johnstone, News Editor


The University of Strathclyde’s careers service was ranked fourth in the UK.

Students across the country voted for the best careers service on higher education review website StudentCrowd.

The careers service at Strathclyde now has a higher popular ranking that it’s quality of teaching, which the Times University Guide ranked in the bottom 15% across the country.

Katy Gordon, Careers Service and Employability Manager at Strathclyde, said: “We produce a high calibre of graduates, ready to succeed in a wide range of impressive careers with prestigious employers.”

The University of Bath has the best careers service to offer its students, topping the poll and beating out the University of Durham.

Strathclyde’s average rating was 4.75 out of 5, compared to 4.91 for Bath.

An anonymous comment from the StudentCrowd findings said that Strathclyde’s careers service had “great links to industry, setting you up for a job even before you finish your degree.”

The service also places students on employers’ internship programmes, including the Saltire Scholars Undergraduate Internship Programme – in which Strathclyde has had the highest representation of any Scottish university for seven consecutive years – and the Santander SME Internship Programme.

Strathclyde’s Careers Service also runs the annual Scottish Graduate Fair, which attracts around 4,000 students and graduates and features around 100 recruiting employers across all industry sectors.

Paul Humphreys, founder and Marketing Director of StudentCrowd, said: “We’ve awarded the Top 10 to celebrate their success and to encourage the profession to aim for best practice.”