IoE 3rd nationally in Guardian University League Table 2018; leaps up five places

The Institute of Education (IoE) is ranked in the top three UK Universities in the field of Education, according to the Guardian University League Table 2018, just published. The IoE has leapt up five places to 3rd from 8th last year, confirming the Institute’s national and international standing.

Just a couple of weeks ago, the IoE was celebrating its leap by four places to 10th in the Complete University Guide’s Education rankings, which cited the Institute’s “sky-high score for Student Satisfaction”.

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Dr Cathy Tissot, Head of the IoE, who has just been conferred Professorship along with two IoE colleagues, said of the Guardian League Table result

Dr Cathy Tissot, Head of the IoE

“This significant top three position on the Guardian University League Table for 2018 demonstrates how everyone at the IoE is driven to achieve the very best for our students and for the pupils they go on to teach. Our students go on to success in secure excellent jobs, having studied in a very supportive and exciting environment.

“We are very fortunate in our strong partnerships with our much-valued local schools, an alliance that contributes significantly to an engaging and wonderful student experience.

“Many congratulations to staff and our wonderful students on this superb result; it is an 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 The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 as well as 10th in the Complete University Guide. 

The University of Reading as a whole is once again ranked in the Top 30 UK universities; 29th in the UK by the Guardian University League Table 2018

Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, said:

“This latest result shows Reading is consolidating its position at the top end of the national league tables. Our academic and professional support staff deserve praise for their hard work, which makes Reading one of the best universities to study in the world.

“While individual positions tend to fluctuate from year to year, it is clear that the longer-term picture is one of overall improvement. We are focused on making sure that we provide the highest quality university experience for all our students, both now and in the future.”

The Guardian league tables focus on the quality of teaching, student satisfaction and employability, issues that are vital to young people choosing where to study.