Helping motivated students to get great jobs matters. It’s about time we recognise and celebrate the institutions and individuals that make this happen.
Introducing, for the very first time, the UK’s top institutions and educators for work-based learning.
Click here to see our methodology.
The top 30 universities in the UK that have transformed the student experience through work-based learning initiatives.
Bridging the gap between education and the workplace is vital, and educators are at the coalface. That is why we are highlighting educators that are going above and beyond to provide valuable opportunities to their students.View the winner’s profiles →
Forage's Experiential Learning Awards are chosen through a rigorous evaluation process. We use a combination of internal data and external research to examine the following three factors and weigh them in accordance with their importance:
For more information, see our methodology.
For the inaugural Work-Based Learning Awards in 2023, only public universities in the UK were considered.
If your university hasn't received a Work-Based Learning Award and you'd like to receive a breakdown of your score, simply register as an educator on Forage here and we'll send you your score and ranking.
No. Institutions are selected for an award by the Forage education team based on analysis of internal data and external research. If you're a university that would like to receive a Work-Based Learning Award, you'll need to improve your work-based learning offering for students.
The key themes amongst winning institutions are set out in the FAQ below and provide guidance on how an institution can improve its work-based learning offering.
You can register on Forage here to access free virtual experiential learning projects created by leading companies. You can also book in an experiential learning consultation session with our team here. Forage is 100% free for all universities and their students as it is an initiative funded by industry.
The key themes we identified amongst institutions excelling in the delivery of work-based learning are: