Rise of 13 places for UWE Bristol in The Times Good University Guide 2017

Issue date: 26 September 2016

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The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has climbed 13 places in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, published yesterday.

UWE Bristol has risen to 60th position nationally in the overall league table and has been ranked fifth among 12 universities in the South West.

The University received a National Student Survey (NSS) 'Teaching Excellence' score of 83.0, higher than scores achieved by the University of Bristol and University of Bath, and a 'Student Experience' mark of 86.2 per cent, the second highest in the South West behind the University of Exeter. Both figures are based on the newspapers' analysis of NSS outcomes, which were released last month.

The University also performed strongly in the 'Graduate Prospects' category, with 76.4 per cent of leavers moving on to professional jobs or graduate-level study according to the newspaper.

In all, the league table is made up of nine indicators including research quality, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates. A searchable website with full university profiles and 67 subject tables has been published at www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/gooduniversityguide.

Keith Hicks, spokesman for UWE Bristol, said, “We are delighted that we have done so well on the all-important measure of student satisfaction.”

UWE Bristol's rise in The Times league table follows successes earlier this year in two other national tables. In May, the University climbed 11 places in rankings published by The Guardian, while in April UWE Bristol rose 24 places in the 2016 Whatuni Student Choice Awards table.

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