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Benefits of recruiting from the University of York

Why York?

  • We're one of the UK's leading universities and a proud member of the Russell Group. Read more about our awards and achievements
  • We have a very successful widening participation programme, and York has one of the highest percentages amongst the Russell Group of students coming from state schools.
  • We hold 15 awards from Athena SWAN, recognising the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.
  • Winners of the Institute of Student Employers' Best Preparation for Work: Overall Strategy 2018 and the TargetJobs' Best University Employability Strategy 2018. 
  • Distinct to York, all our students are expected to participate in our award-winning York Strengths Programme from first year - helping them identify their strengths, plan their time at university, and develop the skills and behaviours valued by employers.
  • All our undergraduate students are encouraged to pursue a substantive piece of work experience, whether that be a Placement Year, Year in Industry or Study Abroad, regardless of the subject they are studying. 
  • More than 13 percent of our students engage in international mobility programmes - one of the highest participation rates in the Russell Group - which includes a huge range of study/work/volunteer abroad opportunities for students to gain international experiences. 
  • 94 per cent of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating.