Preston one of top UK cities for graduates according to new research

Posted on - 6th August, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Education, Preston News, UCLan
Preston has been voted one of the best UK cities for graduates

Preston has been revealed as one of the best UK cities for graduates.


From job opportunities, to the average salary, a new index by reveals the best UK cities for graduates.

Preston is the third best city for graduates.

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To help those who are currently looking for roles following their recent graduation, has created the ultimate graduate index, analysing important factors such as job adverts, salaries, monthly rent prices, basic utilities, and the cost of a beer.

It also provides a helpful moving checklist to determine the cities that have the most opportunities and lowest costs for young professionals.

Following the research, has revealed the top ten cities and their Graduate Satisfaction Scores, as follows:

1. Bradford – 59.7%
2. Carlisle – 57.6%
3. Preston – 56.5%
4. Coventry – 55.8%
5. Newcastle – 55.2%
6. Belfast – 54.7%
7. Stoke-On-Trent 54.0%
8. Birmingham – 53.8%
9. Leicester – 53.7%
10. Dundee – 53.6%

If life’s little luxuries are important to you, a meal out can cost just £10.00 in Preston.

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Chris King, head of home insurance at, said: “No matter where you choose to set up home after graduation, there are a lot of important factors to consider.

“If you find yourself in a position to purchase after university, it is important to get both your home and your contents insured, and if you’re renting, it is sensible to consider contents insurance too.”

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