Issue date: 03 May 2001

The University of the West of England ranks as the sixth best university in the country for teaching.

The league table was produced by The Guardian newspaper using data from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), which assesses the standard of teaching in university departments.

Because it is based on the official figures from a Government-run organisation, the newspaper claims the list is "the nearest we have to an official league table of English Universities".

UWE spokesperson Keith Hicks said the university appeared high up in the table because UWE academics had been consistently good at their job, backed by good training and a reward system that explicitly recognised teaching. He added that another main factor was the university's advanced internet system. "Course notes and assignments from tutors are available 24 hours a day on the web," he said.


FFI: Jane Kelly or Mary Price, Press Officers
Tel: 0117 3442208; fax: 0117 976 3912;
E-mail: Jane.Kelly@uwe.ac.uk or Mary.Price@uwe.ac.uk

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