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What Our Graduates Say


Durham University is committed to producing graduates who are in high demand and stand the best chance of securing the career they want. Graduating with an intellectually rigorous and globally respected degree is central to a Durham education.

What you achieve academically and experience as a person whilst at Durham will say a lot about you in the future. One of the main reasons for our system of colleges and college mentors is to equip our students with adaptable and marketable workplace skills.

The opportunities we provide to become involved in committees, clubs and societies and to be active in voluntary or paid work experience will help you develop an enviable set of professional techniques enabling you to be more successful in the graduate job market. Your Durham University experiences will help you build up skills in team-working, problem-solving, communication, negotiation and leadership. These are all qualities highly valued by regional, national and international employers who know that a degree combined with a unique Durham life experience is just what they need from graduates that they recruit.

The QS rankings (2010-11) placed Durham University in the top 25 globally for employer reputation after 5,000 blue-chip organisations across the world ranked the quality and demand for Durham's graduates ahead of leading institutions in the UK and major international universities in Singapore, Hong Kong, Toronto and Sydney, as well as a number of Ivy League institutions in the US, including Princeton.

But don't just take our word for it ... let's hear success stories from some of our graduates:

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Nikhil Kulkarni - Finance & Investment
Nikhil Kulkarni
MSc in Finance & Investment


To achieve my career goals, I needed to have comprehensive knowledge about the latest developments and techniques in the global financial markets and hands-on experience of financial analysis. The curriculum at Durham Business School offered both - a working understanding of the financial decision-making process in an organization as well as insight into how financial markets function. An international exposure, world-class tutors and a multi-national environment served as a vital link between my qualification and my ultimate objective of pursuing a career in the world of corporate finance. The course gave me a global outlook; and interaction with people from other countries gave me a rich experience that I can leverage in my work. Further, my network, a must in today’s business environment, has increased beyond my imagination.

Durham is an awesome place with just about everything a student would require. The university is well renowned in the UK, making it a hot destination for foreign students; and it doesn’t disappoint in terms of the academic experience.

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