We are delighted to announce that we have been ranked 7th in the UK for Education (The Guardian University Guide 2021).
The Guardian ranks universities through looking at eight different elements. This includes what students say about their teaching, feedback and the course itself in the annual National Student Survey (NSS). It also looks at the sizes of classes through the student-to-staff ratio and how much universities spend on teaching per student, as well as students’ A-level grades, whether their academic performance improves at university (the value-added score), and how likely they’ll be to continue with their course. This year they’ve also added new data on how many students get graduate jobs or go on to further study 15 months after leaving university.
More info on how the scores are conceived can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/sep/05/how-to-use-the-guardian-university-guide-2021
Professor Carol Fuller the new Head of School commented:
“Whilst rankings can only tell us so much, it is a clear and evident indication that the students on our courses are happy students who enjoy the experiences they have with us. It is also testament to the excellent team of academics we have, who work hard to ensure a good experience.”
A more detailed breakdown of the statistics can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2020/sep/05/the-best-uk-universities-2021-league-table