The term "Russell Group" stands for a group of universities with a strong reputation and, in many cases, an air of exclusivity and prestige. This reputation is well-deserved: collectively, Russell Group universities pride themselves, among other things, on producing 68% of the UK's world-leading research and supporting more than a quarter of a million jobs across the country. It speaks for itself that this self-selected association includes world-famous institutions such as the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.
However, even within Russell Group, not all universities are created equal. And one doesn't have to get into one of these competitive institutions in order to get a quality education and a good job with a high salary after graduation. More than that, you could earn even more!
We’ve analysed results from the latest HESA’s graduate outcome survey, to find out the universities outside of the Russell Group where the percentage of graduates earning over £30k was higher than the average percentage (47.75 per cent) for the Russell Group:
The Royal Veterinary College – 65%
Courses: biological sciences, veterinary science and veterinary nursing
Birkbeck, University of London – 61%
Courses: a variety of courses, including Business, Economics, Data Science and Computing
The University of Bath – 60%
Courses: a variety of courses in engineering, humanities, management, science and social science
St George’s, University of London – 57%
Courses: a variety of courses in healthcare and science
The University of Buckingham – 50%
Courses: a variety of courses, including Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology
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