Employers rank Goldsmiths, University of London as one of the country’s best universities from which to recruit graduates, according to a new survey published in the Times Higher Education magazine.
This week, UK employers from predominantly business, IT and engineering sectors revealed which UK universities are producing the best graduates for the workplace. London’s universities score highly, with Goldsmiths appearing joint 35th in the country.
The survey, designed by French human resources consultancy Emerging and carried out by Trendence, a German market research firm, asked recruiters working for major British companies to vote for the universities from where they like to source graduates.
Some 152 UK employers took part, with the Times Higher Education noting that UK employers put more of an emphasis on grades, professional experience and degree subject than employers in Europe or multinational recruiters worldwide. And according to the survey, UK recruiters are also more likely to prefer universities with whom they have an existing link.
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Across all our departments, Goldsmiths prides itself on both its industry links, and on the nurturing of creative and independent thinking and the development of real-world skills.
With its internationally-renowned courses recently ranked top in the country by the Guardian, the Department of Design, for example, offers all undergraduates a placement in their second year. Recent placement organisations have included Imagination, Oxfam, Alexander McQueen, Selfridges and Studio Myerscough, with graduates going on to set up their own award-winning businesses, or become industry-leaders at existing top design companies and studios.
The most recent National Student Survey marked Goldsmiths undergraduate Design students as the most employable in the country, with 98% securing a design-related job in their first year after graduation.
The Department of Computing works closely with industry leaders to provide students with work experience at Sony, Sega, and a large range of pioneering independent developers. Degree programmes offer an optional placement year and focus on equipping students with industry-relevant skills.
The Institute of Management Studies works with students to develop the skills needed to work in business incubation, financing and training as well as policy-making at the local, national, regional or global level to promote enterprise development, innovation, and education. Students can expect to develop vital and transferable skills in critical-thinking, reflection, time-management, leadership, written/verbal communications, and numeracy. IMS also hosts a popular series of talks by leading business figures, with recent guests including Paul Smith, Nicola Horlicks, and Adrian Furnham.
Elsewhere on campus, students studying in our Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship can chose from a range of courses (such as our MA in Social Entrepreneurship or the new BA Arts Management) which lead them to set up their own social enterprises or into work for prestigious organisations. ICCE has a substantial list of learning partners, from the Horniman Museum to the National Theatre to Arts Council England, who provide teaching and work placements.
Explore each of our department pages on www.gold.ac.uk for more information on employability at Goldsmiths, and our news pages for the latest student, graduate and staff success stories. Information on the Careers service can be found here.
For the full list of employers' top universities visit the Times Higher Education website.