Complete University Guide 2018: IoE 10th nationally; leaps up league table again; celebrates “sky-high score for Student Satisfaction”. 

The Institute of Education (IoE) is once again ranked in the top ten UK Universities in the field of Education, according to the Complete University Guide 2018 league table, just published. The IoE has leapt up four places to 10th from 14th last year, confirming the Institute’s national and international standing. This is credited in part to “a sky-high score for Student Satisfaction”, according the Complete University Guide’s Education page.

Dr Cathy Tissot, Head of the IoE (pictured), commented: “This significantly higher 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. Many congratulations to staff on our wonderful students rating the IoE ‘sky-high’ for Student Satisfaction. This is a superb accolade to everyone’s hard work and dedication.”

The result echoes the IoE’s very strong position in the main UK league tables, being ranked eighth in the country by both The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and the Guardian University League Table 2017

The University of Reading as a whole is once again ranked in the Top 30 UK universities; Reading is ranked joint 26th in the UK by the 2018 Guide, up one place from last year. The University has maintained steady progress in recent years, with this being the third consecutive move up the table.

In addition, Reading is ranked as the 6th best university in the South East, and 3rd in the region for Good Honours and Degree Completion.

Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, said: “Reading is now firmly in the top 30 universities in the UK. Our steady rise over the last few years is testament to the hard work of our staff and students.

“League table results are a good indicator of a university’s overall performance but they are prone to fluctuation year-on-year. A rise of one place this year is good news but I think it is more important to look at our performance over a longer period. We have risen 11 places in three years, which is no mean feat. Of course, if we are to continue this success we cannot rest on our laurels.”

The Complete University Guide is based on ten measures: Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Entry Standards, Student: Staff Ratio; Spending on Academic Services; Spending on Student Facilities; Good Honours Degrees; Graduate Prospects and Completion. It includes 129 institutions (127 last year).

The 70 subject tables are based on five measures (Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Entry Standards and Graduate Prospects) and include 143 universities, university colleges and specialist higher education institutions (137 last year).