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Government figures show Brunel boosts graduate salaries


Government figures that look into what students go on to do in the workplace have revealed that graduates from Brunel University London rank 27th nationally, out of 150 universities, for the salaries they earn.

Each year, the Department for Education publishes the Longitudinal Employment Outcomes dataset, known as LEO. It provides an anonymised snapshot of the labour market for students who graduated 3 years earlier and who work in the UK. 

The 2022 LEO figures, released in November, show that the median salary for Brunel graduates – the 'middle number' average – was £28,500 when looked at across all subjects studied. 

This is £4,300 more than the median salary across the university sector, and places Brunel 9th out of the 32 higher education institutions in London. 

The figures also highlight successes for graduates in specific subjects. Three years after getting their degrees, Brunel graduates' earnings, when compared with those who studied in other universities, are: 

  • ranked 1st for those who studied Creative Arts & Design (out of 93 universities offering the subject)
  • ranked 3rd for those who studied Health and Social Care (out of 80)
  • ranked 1st in London for those who studied Sport & Exercise Sciences (out of 9)
  • in the top 10 in London for every subject offered at Brunel. 

The release of the LEO figures came shortly after the news that Brunel is ranked the 14th best UK university for producing the most employable graduates, as listed in the Global University Employability Ranking 2022 – published in the Times Higher Education and based on insights from thousands of top international employers.

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Joe Buchanunn, Media Relations
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