Coventry ranked joint top modern university for career prospects

Thursday 10 September 2020

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Coventry University has been ranked as the joint top modern university for its graduates’ career prospects in the Guardian University Guide 2021.

The university is also ranked as the top modern university in the Midlands and second highest modern university overall, reflecting its relentless focus on excellent teaching, student experience and innovation.

The Guardian University Guide determines career prospects based on the national Graduate Outcomes Survey, to indicate the percentage of graduates who find graduate-level jobs or are in further study at professional or HE level 15 months after graduation.

Coventry University embeds professional career guidance throughout the student's journey, serving their individual needs and aspirations by providing the right kind of careers support from enrolment to graduation and beyond.

In the subject rankings, Coventry secured first place for Building and Town and Country Planning and second for Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations. A further five Coventry University courses were ranked in the top ten of their subject areas, namely:

  • Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism – 5th
  • Social Work – 6th
  • Nursing and Midwifery – 7th
  • Film Production and Photography – 9th
  • Architecture – 10th

The latest Guardian rankings contain plenty of positive news for Coventry University and we are proud that we are the top modern university in the Midlands, the second highest performing modern university in England and the (joint) top modern university for career prospects. This metric is based for the first time on the new Graduate Outcomes survey and sees Coventry performing so well in a most important area. To cap off an impressive performance, seven of our courses are ranked in the top ten in their subjects, and we could not be prouder of our colleagues and students who contributed to these successes.

Professor John Latham CBE, Coventry University Vice-Chancellor

Coventry University has continued to innovate and has introduced a new digital learning platform across all its courses from this month, following a successful pilot project.

Aula offers a mobile-first, virtual environment designed to look and feel like a social media platform, which enhances and strengthens the way the university continues to deliver teaching and learning, whether this is digital, face-to-face or a blend of both.

The university’s Coventry campus is also home to the UK’s first Standalone 5G network, with the Vodafone technology enabling lecturers in Health and Life Sciences to push the boundaries of VR teaching.