Whatuni Student Choice Awards: UWE Bristol ranked in top 50 universities

Issue date: 18 April 2016


UWE students

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has climbed 24 places in the 2016 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, rising above the universities of Cambridge (46) and Oxford (50) to rank 44th out of 125 of the UK's top universities, the only league table to be based solely on student opinion.

A yearly award from the University and degree comparison site, Whatuni.com, the Student Choice Awards rank universities according to student reviews posted on the search site. This year's league table was based on more than 25,000 student reviews, collated over the last six months covering ten categories, including best students' union, best courses and lecturers, and most international.

All reviews collected are validated by Whatuni's staff before going live on the website to help future students make informed choices about their higher education options.

In the 2015 ratings UWE Bristol was placed 68th, up from 72nd in the 2014 league.

UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve West said, “We're very proud of all our students and graduates at UWE Bristol, so it's great that this excellent result is based solely on the positive experiences they've taken the time to share on Whatuni.com.

“Feedback from our students is crucial and our year-on-year improvement in these rankings is an important indicator that we're on the right track. There are exciting times ahead for the University - we're investing in the future of our students with our ambitious campus masterplan which will include a flagship Business and Law School opening in 2017 and significant investment in state-of-the-art simulated learning opportunities. Through our practice-oriented teaching, established links with hundreds of business and community partners in the West and overseas, we're securing excellent placement, internship and employment opportunities for our students, creating a workforce fit for the future needs of our society.”

UWE Bristol was recently named one of the best young universities in the world by Times Higher Education. The University was included in the 150 under 50 for the first time since the annual rankings were established five years ago.

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