Bath maintains its position in Times Good University Guide

The University of Bath has been ranked 13th in the UK by The Times Good University Guide 2011 – the same position as last year.

The league table, published in Thursday’s newspaper, is based on the following eight criteria:

  • student satisfaction
  • research quality
  • entry standards
  • student-staff ratio
  • services and facilities spend
  • completion rates
  • good honours
  • graduate prospects

In the guide Bath is featured as seventh in the UK for universities targeted by the largest number of key employers in 2009-10.

Our excellent placement opportunities are also highlighted in a special feature in the pull-out that includes a case study on psychology student Louise Davey who spent last year on placement at Sydney University in Australia.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Glynis Breakwell said: “I think this latest league table reflects the effort of all our staff as well as the quality of the students we attract here.

“I am particularly pleased to see that once again we are in the top ten for the graduate prospects performance measure, and that we also feature in the top ten universities targeted by the largest number of key employers.

“In the current economic climate, the competitive advantage of having a high quality placement on a graduate CV can only increase the attraction of study at Bath.

“I think this is clearly demonstrated by the fact The Times has used Bath as the focus of its feature on the importance of placements.”

The new guide also includes individual subject rankings. Bath features in the top ten for 17 subjects out of 26.

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