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LSE named University of the Year for Graduate Employment

LSELSE has won University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.

The newspapers’ latest league table judged LSE as the top university for employability due to the School’s strong graduate prospects despite not having traditionally high-employment faculties, such as medicine and engineering.

This year saw a 6.3 point increase in LSE’s graduate employment rate – the biggest increase in the top ten ranked universities - with 83.4 per cent of graduates in a professional role within six months.

Jenny Blakesley, Director of LSE Careers, said: “We’re delighted that the work of LSE Careers is having a real, tangible benefit for our graduates. Many of our students arrive at the School already having a strong idea of what they want from their careers, and we are able to help turn those aspirations into reality. We’re now looking to extend the excellent services we already offer.”

Amongst these services is a variety of specialist career events which are designed to mirror the ambitions of our students as well as the realities of the global labour market. One to one career counselling supports students in their decision making and with navigating the recruitment and selection process. (lse.ac.uk/careers)

Generate at LSE Careers supports budding entrepreneurs as they turn innovative ideas into business plans and through its business competitions has been able provide seed funding in order to make some of those plans a reality. Amongst this year’s success stories are Solarbox, which converts old telephone boxes into solar-powered mobile phone charging kiosks, and Pollinate Energy, which provides solar lighting to slums in India. (lse.ac.uk/generate)

The School was ranked 5th overall in the table and 2nd in London.

This is the second year the two papers have produced a joint ‘Good University Guide’.