Faculty of Environment

University News and Awards

Leeds graduates flying high

Leeds has secured a place in the top ten most targeted universities in the High Fliers 2013 report.

The influential High Fliers report studies the latest graduate vacancies and starting salaries at one hundred of the UK’s best-known and most successful employers including the Civil Service, Tesco and Saatchi and Saatchi on an annual basis.

The 2013 report, published in early January 2013, shows that Leeds has secured a place in the top ten most targeted universities by graduate employers over the period 2012-13.

The UK’s top graduate employers have used a variety of promotions to recruit graduates at Leeds including: attending the University’s graduate jobs and internships fairs, working closely with the University Careers Centre to offer skill building sessions, mock interviews and drop in clinics, delivering presentations across the campus, advertising vacancies through the Careers Centre online job portal plus many more.

Other awards and achievements

  • We are in the top 50 of the 2012 QS World University Rankings - Earth Sciences
  • We are in the top 10 of the 2013 Complete University Guide Subject Rankings - Geology
  • We have been awarded 17 National Teaching Fellowships -  more than any other institution in England, Northern Ireland and Wales - reflecting the excellence of our teaching
  • We are in the top 100 of the THE (Times Higher Education) World Reputation Rankings for 2012, coming ninth in the UK
  • We are a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities
  • We are part of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), which comprises 18 research-intensive institutions spanning six continents
  • We are a top 10 university for research in the UK according to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise
  • We were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary prize, the country’s highest accolade for an academic institution, in 2009 and 2011
  • In our latest audit by the Quality Assurance Agency the University received a commendation, the highest category of praise available, for our enhancement of student learning opportunities