The Institute of Education has confirmed its national and international standing through its excellent results in the Complete University Guide 2017 league table, published on 26th April. The IoE retains its position from last year, being ranked 14th nationally, up 18 places from the 2015 table.
Dr Cathy Tissot, Head of the IoE, commented: “This significant position on the table demonstrates how hard we are working to ensure our students are successful, secure excellent jobs and are studying in truly supportive and exciting environment.”
The University of Reading as a whole has strengthened its position in the latest league table. Reading has consolidated its ranking as a Top 30 UK university in the Complete University Guide 2017, moving up two places to 27 compared to the previous year. This is the University’s second consecutive move up the tables, after moving up eight places for the 2016 rankings.
Overall, the University is ranked as the 6th best university in the South East, and has 34 different subject areas ranked in total.
Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell said:
“It is gratifying to see another league table in which Reading has made steady progress. As ever, credit for our high position and consistent improvement must be given to our talented staff and students for their hard work.
“While one should not read too much into a single ranking, which can be prone to fluctuation, I believe the overall picture shows that Reading is moving in the right direction. We are not only one of the UK’s leading universities but also have a strong and growing international reputation.”
The Complete University Guide, published since 2007, uses nine criteria in its assessment, including:
- Academic services spend
- Completion rate of students
- Average UCAS tariff score of new students under the age of 21
- Expenditure per student on staff and student facilities
- Proportion of firsts and upper seconds
- Graduate prospects – or the employability of graduates
- Average quality of research
- Student satisfaction (from the National Student Survey)
- Student to staff ratio.