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Imperial College and St George's claimed first and second place in The Complete University Guide

The universities of Oxford and Cambridge have been beaten from the top spot in the latest university league tables assessing graduate employment.

London universities, Imperial College London and St George’s, claimed first and second place with Cambridge in third and Oxford in seventh place.

The 2016 league table, produced by The Complete University Guide, uses data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) which records the number of graduates who take up employment or further study.

Imperial College London, which came top, has 89.9 per cent of its students in either employment or further education post undergraduate study.

But the table indicates that non-traditional universities – especially institutions that were often polytechnics or ‘technical colleges’ – often boast impressive post-graduate records.

Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon university, only recognised as a university in 1992, came in 12th overall.

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