Employers have ranked Newcastle University graduates as some of the best professionals in the world in a global survey of over 2,00,000 businesses, claimed a press statement issued by it. Ranked joint 141st in the world, up from its position of 161st in 2018, Newcastle was placed 119th out of 1,011 institutions for graduating the best students, the statement further said.
Prof. Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor and President said: “Our performance in the latest QS World University Rankings reflects the impact of our world-class research and our commitment to high-quality teaching and preparing outstanding graduates. It is especially pleasing that we have scored so highly for academic reputation, which shows that academics from around the world regard us among the best institutions in terms of research.”
Paul Doona, HR Advisor, Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, said: “Having such a proactive University as Newcastle on our doorstep has allowed us to interact with top class students who have the drive to succeed. The university understands that it is not just about students gaining an excellent degree but that they learn the ‘soft’ skills they will need to start their journey into the world of work.”
She added, “The Placement Students and Graduates we have recruited via Newcastle University have been an asset to the Company and we plan to continue to build on this strong relationship in the years to come.”
Oliver Smith, recent graduate, is starting employment at Arup in September, after completing a summer internship with the same company.
He said: “Following completion of my degree, it will be great to work for a large engineering consultancy firm where I’d be able to continue using skills developed at University but also with the intention of further enhancing my Geographic Information Science and other geomatics skills. Newcastle University has been really helpful by running CV writing sessions and practice interviews. During the summer they helped me secure a three-week internship with Arup – a large engineering consultancy in Newcastle and I’m now joining the firm full-time after I graduate.”
This year’s edition of the QS World University Rankings features 1,011 institutions. The rankings compilers have drawn on over 1.2 million academic nominations, and nearly 200,000 employer nominations, while evaluating 4,763 institutions from 151 countries.