Buckingham law graduates more successful than those at Oxbridge

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  • What's the definition of a graduate job? Is it simply one where the employer wants a University graduate because that's most things these days. I suspect that the 75-85% of those who graduated from Oxford, Cambridge, KCL, UCL and LSE are in more desirable jobs than those who went to the University of Buckingham.

    Raw stats like these are utterly useless. Yes, if you are happy with any graduate job then statistically you have a slightly higher chance (if the trend continues) of getting any graduate job if you Glasgow or Buckingham.

    I wonder what proportion of those who read Law at the same institutions get a pupillage or training contract. Within those, what proportion go to Magic Circle firms? I'm not suggesting that's where everyone can, should or must go, but if that's where you do want to go, a wooly statistic like this is meaningless.

    There's the larger point as to what correlation there is between the institution and the employability of a cohort but that's for another day.

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  • Why waste pixels on this story- clearly the stats hide the type of jobs Buckingham and Oxford grads are competing for.

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  • While I agree with the above comments. However, in Buckingham's case, most of the students are international students with very diverse backgrounds. I know a lot of them entered into oil & gas related work and while others continued to do another masters (again, on oil & gas). While Oxford and Cambridge are big university titles that could potentially decide the quality of jobs you go into, Buckingham offers international networking for many graduates which in itself is quite valuable and useful.

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  • Although this list doesn't take into account quite a few important- mainly the type of jobs these graduates actually get- it is still quite impressive that Buckingham has ranked so high considering it is a much newer institution.

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