Swansea University ranked 30th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
Swansea University has risen six places into the UK top 30 in the prestigious Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 – its highest ever position.
Swansea University is also runner-up for the overall UK University of the Year title, and has won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing its position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide ranks universities on nine indicators, including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/ staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.
The University’s strengths in terms of graduate prospects and student satisfaction have been a major factor in this year’s ranking success, taking Swansea into the overall top 30 for the first time since the first edition of the guide was published in 1993.
The new 65-acre Bay Campus has been the catalyst for expansion at Swansea University since it opened in 2015, and has fuelled a considerable rise in student numbers. The University has seen a 50% increase in student numbers over the last four years, with the number of students starting degrees at Swansea now at record levels.
These latest accolades in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide follow a year of unprecedented successes that has seen Swansea University:
Ranked in the UK top 10 and top in Wales for graduate prospects, in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2018 survey, with nearly 86% of graduates in professional level employment or further study six months after graduating.
Awarded gold, the highest possible rating, in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Ranked joint 5th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018.
Become Wales’ highest ranked university, increasing its overall ranking to 31st in the UK in the 2019 Guardian University Guide. Swansea are now top in Wales in two out of the three UK league tables.
Shortlisted for the Times Higher Education University of the Year title
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