Numerous numerate graduates put Leicester in top three of league table

Posted by pt91 at Sep 18, 2014 01:45 PM |
A new league table comparing numeracy skills has proven popular with maths-savvy graduates
Numerous numerate graduates put Leicester in top three of league table

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A league table ranking universities by their graduates’ numeracy skills has placed Leicester as third in the UK – beaten to the top spot only by the universities of Oxford and Southampton.

The Numeracy Test University League Table by graduate jobs website Grad Diary uses the results from their free online numeracy tests to generate the data for their league table. The tests were originally designed to help graduates practice for similar tests during job interviews, but with the creation of a league table comparing the performance of graduates by university a competitive element has been introduced that has encouraged greater numbers of graduates taking part.

The creators of the website have described how surprised they have been at the surge of interest in the tests in an interview with the Times Higher Education.

Leicester’s average score of 14 put us in third place. On their blog, Grad Diary said: “Slowly climbing up the rankings over recent months an average score of 14/20 certainly bodes well for Leicester students and their employability prospects when it comes to applications.”

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