The University of Exeter has been placed 8th on a table highlighting the average starting salary of university graduates.
The research, from job website Adzuna, stated that the average Exeter graduate earns £30,840 in their first year post-graduation. The current UK average is £20,955 according to Adzuna.
There was little correlation between a university’s place on the national ranking and its average graduate salary. Indeed seven out of the top ten universities for graduate salary were outside The Guardian’s top ten league table. Edinburgh had the highest difference: 6th highest in terms of graduate salary but 28th in The Guardian national table.
Exeter was also recently named as ‘best of the South West’, and was placed at 12th nationally in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. The guide also highlighted that Exeter has one of the highest numbers of student volunteers of any UK institution.
The Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Sir Steve Smith said that he was “absolutely delighted” by the news.