Highly rated University in Independent rankings
Press Release: The University of Hertfordshire makes a big leap in the latest league table for universities in the UK - the Complete University Guide, published today in the Independent newspaper. The Complete University Guide is geared towards helping would-be students to make the right choice of course and university.
Placed 45 out of 113 universities, Hertfordshire has gone up nine places since the previous year. The Independent comments that “Hertfordshire makes a powerful showing – scoring highly in research and facilities to outperform institutions such as Aberdeen and Stirling”.
The table reveals that Hertfordshire has invested more in student facilities than any other University in the UK. Much of this investment has gone towards enhancing the student experience through improved social space, new and refurbished laboratories, modern upgrades to lecture rooms and new equipment and studios.
Professor Tim Wilson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, said: “These achievements are as a result of effort over several years so we are delighted. We are proud to be the entrepreneurial and ambitious institution that is recognised for not only putting the experience of our students first but by our efforts in distinguishing them for being innovative, creative, highly employable and equipped for their future careers.”
Following the University’s success as finalists for the University of the Year in the last Times Higher Education magazine Awards, its popularity has seen massive growth. It has received almost 16 percent more applicants applying this year than last which is more than 7 percent higher than the national average increase in the fight for student places across all UK universities. In addition, the University was recognised for its outstanding and world-leading research in the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise conducted every seven years to assess the quality of research in UK universities.
The Complete University Guide judges institutions on nine measures: student satisfaction, research assessment, entry standards, degree results, completion rates, job prospects, the student/staff ratio, spending on academic services, and spending on facilities.
The league table is an on-line guide compiled by Bernard Kingston, the stalwart of university league tables and is supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The full details are published in today’s Independent newspaper or can be found online:http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk