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Swansea University has been ranked 11th in the UK in RateMyPlacement's Best Universities for Work Experience Table 2024-2025, showcasing the top 50 UK universities renowned for their commitment to providing valuable work experience opportunities for students.

RateMyPlacement's rankings, solely derived from student reviews on RateMyPlacement.co.uk, distinguish Swansea University as the highest-ranking institution in Wales for work experience, highlighting Swansea’s unwavering commitment to fostering exceptional opportunities for student success.

With work-based learning becoming an increasingly important part of university life for students, universities play a vital role in helping students to prepare for and gain meaningful work experience, ultimately developing their employability skills and bolstering their CVs.

The RateMyPlacement rankings draw on feedback from students who have completed placements with employers, offering insights into how well their university encourages, supports, and prepares them to secure and excel during work experience.

Commenting on this achievement, Professor Deborah Youngs, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education, said: "We are immensely proud of Swansea University's excellent performance in the RateMyPlacement rankings. This achievement reflects our dedication to fostering a culture of employability and providing students with unparalleled opportunities for professional development.

“In today's competitive graduate job market, practical experience is invaluable. Rankings such as these help guide students toward institutions that prioritize hands-on learning and industry connections. Swansea University's high placement in this ranking demonstrates the employability prospects of its graduates and reaffirms its commitment to preparing students for success in their careers.”

Learn more about Swansea University's commitment to student employability.

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