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Press Release - 01 May 2007

University "pleased" to be placed in top ten by The Guardian

The University of Bath is " pleased" to be placed in the top ten of UK universities by the latest Guardian newspaper league tables, printed today.

Its position of ninth in the table is the same as last year, and means the University is the highest-placed in the south west region.

In nine subject areas Bath is placed in the top ten of the UK universities, including first in Sports Science and second in Social Work.

The Guardian’s table deals mainly with how well a university educates its students. Its criteria for judging a university are the performance of its staff, the amount spent per student, the student/staff ratio, the students’ job prospects, students’ degree performance, their A level entry grades and their feedback on the university’s performance.

A University of Bath spokesperson said: “We are pleased to be placed in the top ten of UK universities again – this is recognition of the emphasis that we place on excellent teaching to give our students the best start in their careers.”

The Guardian says of the University of Bath: “The University boasts impressive student satisfaction results."

The full list of subjects where the University was placed in the top ten is: Architecture; Business and Management Studies; Engineering:Chemical; Engineering:Materials and Mineral; Modern Languages; Pharmacy and Pharmacology; Social Policy and Administration; Social Work; Sports Science.

Bath is placed ninth in the printed league table, but is placed tenth in the online version, behind Loughborough.

The University of Bath is one of the UK's leading universities, with an international reputation for quality research and teaching. View a full list of the University's press releases: