Newcastle Uni climbs national league table

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Newcastle University has risen in the rankings of the Complete University Guide Table for the third consecutive year.

Newcastle is now ranked 22nd out of 131 UK universities in the Complete University Guide table, which is one place higher than last year.

38 courses feature in the degree tables, and 17 of these have been placed among the top ten in the country.

Subjects ranked particularly highly include Art and Design, Agriculture and Forestry, Food Science, Dentistry, Communication and Media Studies, Medicine, Archaeology, Architecture, English, Linguistics, Marketing, Aural and Oral Sciences, Creative Writing, Anatomy and Physiology, French, German, and Iberian Languages.

These high rankings are consistent with the University’s strong performance in other rankings and league tables, for example their recent achievement of a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Rankings in the Complete University Guide League main table are decided by judging universities against 10 factors. These are: Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Entry Standards, Student: Staff Ratio; Spending on Academic Services; Spending on Student Facilities; Good Honours Degrees; Graduate Prospects and Completion.

Newcastle consistently has a good reputation for student satisfaction, reflected in the 2017 National Student Survey, which found that 88% of Newcastle University students were satisfied with their time here. Last month, the Student Experience Survey 2018 also positioned Newcastle joint 7th in the UK, making this the fourth consecutive year it has achieved a top-ten ranking.

Reflecting on Newcastle’s rise in the national rankings, Professor Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University, said: “We are delighted that the University continues to rise in the table and that 17 subjects are ranked in the top 10. This is a great achievement and a credit to the hard work and commitment of our staff and students.”

“This ranking highlights our key focus on investing in and delivering the best possible environment for education.”

Last modified: 30th April 2018

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