Brookes improves in university guide rankings
Sunday, 22 September 2013
Oxford Brookes has seen its ranking improve in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
The Guide provides rankings for British universities across key areas such as student satisfaction rates, facilities, graduate job prospects, research quality, the student/staff ratio and spending on the library and other student services.
The two newspapers had released separate guides in previous years, but will now compile a combined guide. Based on their combined scores from last year, Oxford Brookes rose two places this year to number 50.
In 2012, the Sunday Times Good University Guide named Brookes as the best modern university in England for the 12th year running.
We are committed to providing our 18,000 students with the very best teaching and the best facilitiesProfessor John Raftery, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience)
Professor John Raftery, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) at Oxford Brookes said the position reflected the university’s ambition to provide an outstanding student experience:
"The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide reflects our excellent National Student Survey (NSS) scores.
"We are committed to providing our 18,000 students with the very best teaching and the best facilities. Part of our ambition will be realised this academic year with the opening of our new £130 million library and teaching building.
"The University's focus over the coming months and years will be to further drive quality in teaching and research across every one of our courses."
Oxford Brookes is ranked in the top twenty institutions in nine subjects. These are:
East and South Asian Studies
Other Subjects Allied to Medicine
Town and Country Planning & Landscape
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism
History of Art, Architecture and Design
Communication and Media Studies
The guide also ranked Oxford Brookes in the top twenty for competition for places and 23rd for the highest graduate starting salaries.
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide is being published across both titles throughout the week.