Oxford Brookes rises nine places in the Guardian University Guide 2019

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

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Oxford Brookes University has climbed nine places in the latest Guardian University Guide.

The University is amongst the UK’s top universities (top 25%) in five subject areas. These are: Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations (2nd), Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism (8th), Architecture (12th), Health Professions (13th) and Business, Management and Marketing (30th).

In total, seven subject areas have increased their ranking by ten places or more including Nursing and Midwifery, Psychology, Computer Science and Information Systems, Business, Management and Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Media and Film Studies and History.

This is the second consecutive year Oxford Brookes has improved in the rankings and sees the University remain in the top 50 institutions in the UK.

These latest rankings, in addition to our recent successes in both national and international rankings, demonstrate the University’s excellent and growing reputation for providing our students with high-quality teaching and support.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Alistair Fitt, Oxford Brookes University

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University said: “Oxford Brookes remains committed to providing an excellent student experience and I am pleased to see the University continuing to improve in this latest university guide.

“Our courses are designed for the real world, with research-informed learning, great employer links and a first-class careers service.

“These latest rankings, in addition to our recent successes in both national and international rankings, demonstrate the University’s excellent and growing reputation for providing our students with high-quality teaching and support."

The Guardian University Guide 2019 shows the University is ranked in the top 30 of all UK universities for the ‘Value Added Score’ measure, which compares students’ degree results with their entry qualifications to show how effectively they are taught; and the ‘Continuation Rate’ measure – the percentage of first-year students continuing to second year. The rankings also saw Oxford Brookes improve on the ‘Spend-per-Student’ measure which ranks the money spent on each student excluding academic staff costs, the ‘Career Prospects’ measure and the ‘Student-Staff Ratio’ measure which scores universities on the number of students per member of teaching staff.

Last month, Oxford Brookes was ranked in the top 20 institutions in the UK for ten subject areas in The Complete University Guide 2019.

This is further to the University’s international reputation for the quality of its courses being recognised in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject which found Oxford Brookes to be “ranked amongst the world’s top universities” in 14 individual subject areas.

Oxford Brookes University was also the only university in the UK to be listed as one of the top 50 young universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2018.

More information on the Guardian University Guide 2019 is available online.

More information about studying at Oxford Brookes can be found on the Studying at Brookes webpages