Leeds No.1 For Media Graduates

Leeds has been named the No.1 University for graduates working in the media according to a survey by LinkedIn.

The poll was based on how successful recent graduates have been in landing desirable jobs in the media.

Leeds beat other top Universities to land the top spot, including Oxford which was No.2.

The University of Nottingham ranked at No.3, while Cardiff and Durham rounded out the top five.

Rosanna Pound-Woods graduated this summer with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She has now landed a job as a Broadcast Assistant and Researcher at BBC breakfast. She said: “I spent the last month or two of my degree applying for lots of jobs alongside finishing off my final projects and exams, which was pretty hectic and exhausting! But thankfully it paid off.”

She added: “During both the application and interview process I was asked to give a lot of competency-based examples, most of which came from both my course and student media experience!”

LinkedIn described their methods of acquiring the data, saying: “We analyzed millions of alumni profiles to find out how schools around the world stack up across a variety of careers.”

“First, we identified the top companies where media professionals are choosing to work.”

“Next, we found people on LinkedIn who work as media professionals and saw where they went to school.”

“Finally, for each school, we found the percentage of these alumni who’ve landed media jobs at these top companies, then compared the percentages to come up with the list.”

Lower in the rankings of graduates seeking jobs in the media were Sheffield, ranking at 21, and Reading, which came in at 23.

Sean Hayes

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