Exeter retains position amongst UK’s best universities in influential rankings

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Posted Friday, September 20, 2019 - 3:18pm

Exeter has retained its position amongst the best universities in the UK, according to the latest influential rankings.

The University preserved its 12th place nationally in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Exeter was also ranked 2nd in the South West region in the rankings, released today (September 20th 2019).

The league table cites Exeter’s continued investment in campus infrastructure in recent years, favourable contact hours and class sizes, and the Gold rated TEF award as being behind the University’s high ranking.

The guide also highlighted the University’s involvement with business, industry and professional experts in teaching, and the “outstanding environment in which it takes place”.

University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Sir Steve Smith said: “I am absolutely delighted that Exeter has cemented its position as being amongst the very best universities in the UK.

“The University is committed to providing the very best teaching and research environment for our students and staff, as well as working with industry and businesses to play a crucial role in both the regional and national economy.”

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 provides students and their parents with an invaluable first reference point on the path to finding a university place. It contains full profiles of all universities and the leading colleges of higher education.

The ranking is made up of 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.