The Sunday Times has revealed a new ‘Ivy League’ of UK universities – these are the nine universities with the highest proportions of new students who gain at least AAB at A-level. Recently the government produced a White Paper which said that universities should be free to recruit as many students as they like with A-level grades of at least AAB.

The Sunday Times said the table came from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, and that these figures are likely to show that approximately 40% of the 56,000 students gaining grades of AAB or higher are already concentrated in nine universities. The story also stated that these are the only universities, whose intake includes more than 60% of students with AAB.

The Sunday Times table of England’s ‘Ivy League’ is as follows.

Oxford
Cambridge
Durham
London School of Economics
Bristol
Exeter
Warwick
Imperial College London
University College London

Already individuals applying for Investment Banking graduate roles who possess good degrees from these top universities tend to have a better chance of getting through to graduate interview / assessment centre. This trend looks set to continue as the UK’s Ivy League becomes more established.

As competition hots up for graduate jobs, it’s more important than ever to ensure your graduate CV stands out and gets you noticed. Whatever your academic or professional background, City CV can help. For advice, graduate interview coaching, graduate CV writing or a free graduate CV review. Please call Victoria at City CV on 0207 979 7718.

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