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One in four UK graduates come to London for work

Matilda Egere-Cooper

Are today's eager graduates put off by our city's rep for astronomical house prices, gruelling commutes and insanely competitive job market? Not in the slightest. One in four graduates from all over the UK makes a beeline to London once they've bagged that hard-earned degree. 

According to a report from thinktank Centre for Cities, 24 percent of uni leavers in 2014 and 2015 were grafting in London within six months of finishing. Turns out they're coming from the country's top Russell Group universities (38 percent) as well as 52 percent from Oxbridge, with jobs and good career progression being the main factors for settling in the capital. 

Of course, we don't blame them getting themselves over here – London's brilliant for the most part. But if they can't hack it, they could always make their way to Manchester, the second most popular city in the report. Or Birmingham, which was third and comes as no surprise, as loads of Londoners are heading to Brum anyway. Must be for the Bullring.

Did you know thirtysomethings are leaving London in record numbers?

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