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A quarter of graduates head to London, survey finds

Regions outside London are experiencing a “brain drain” as research shows that most graduates head to the capital for work after leaving university.

A report from the think tank Centre for Cities, published on 21 November, found that six months after graduation in the academic years 2013-14 and 2014-15, 24.4 per cent of all graduates were working in London. The city with the second largest percentage of graduates was Manchester with 4 per cent.

Of all the graduates who moved city after university, 22 per cent moved to London. Among graduates of the Russell Group universities with a first or upper second-class degree, 37 per cent went to London.

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