Sunday Times League Table published The final UK league table of the season is now out, courtesy of the Sunday Times. Not too many surprises here: 1. Cambridge 2. Oxford 3. Imperial 4. LSE 5. St Andrews 6. UCL 7. Warwick 8. Durham 9. York 10. Bath 11. Loughborough 12. Southampton 13. Nottingham 14. Exeter … Continue reading 2008 Sunday Times UK University Rankings
Month: September 2008
Students “more satisfied than ever before”
According to the Times Higher Education analysis of the latest NSS data, students are more satisfied than they've ever been. For universities in England, students' overall satisfaction rate rose slightly from 81 per cent last year to 82 per cent, while satisfaction scores in six specific areas, including teaching, assessment and academic support, also all … Continue reading Students “more satisfied than ever before”
Hello Freshers: welcoming new students to university
Welcoming new students... Universities seems to have got an awful lot better at induction in recent years. Judging though by the Cornell University New Students site, UK institutions have quite a long way yet to go. Although the volume of support material does look a bit overwhelming, it is well organised and accessible. From a … Continue reading Hello Freshers: welcoming new students to university
Who wants to be a millionaire? Or is a university degree worth the effort?
Clearly not worth bothering according to the Independent Are degrees worth the paper they're printed on? Once, a university education was a passport to a brighter future, a better-paid career, a life of privilege. But after a decade and a half of massive expansion in our higher education system, the 'gold standard' qualification is losing … Continue reading Who wants to be a millionaire? Or is a university degree worth the effort?
Follow-up: Guardian UK University League Table 2009
Follow up to earlier post on the 2009 Guardian League Table. There have been a couple of revisions to the overall Guardian League Table, which now looks as set out below. The most significant change is the drop of the University of the Arts, London from the dizzy heights of 13th place - perhaps the … Continue reading Follow-up: Guardian UK University League Table 2009