Oxford Brookes stays on top

Monday, 14 September 2009

The Sunday Times rates Oxford Brookes best modern university for the ninth year in a row.

Oxford Brookes has been named the UK’s best post-1992 university for the ninth year running in The Sunday Times’ University Guide.

The guide is one of the most highly regarded league tables and looks at the performance of universities across the UK in fields like teaching, research, student satisfaction, degree classification and graduate employment prospects.

The Sunday Times says of Brookes, which jumped five places to make a top 50 position: "At the heart of Brookes’ success is the excellent teaching on offer. A Russell Group-equalling 24 subjects were rated excellent.”

It continues: “More than three-quarters of all research is rated as internationally recognised, with history (25%), history of art, computer science, art and design and music (all 15%) having the most world-leading research submissions.”

Student satisfaction remains extremely high, having risen to 76.9%.

In addition, two-thirds of students gain firsts or 2.1s.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer (pictured) said: "We can all be absolutely delighted that Oxford Brookes has maintained its position as the UK’s leading modern university for yet another year.

“The quality of our teaching in particular puts us in a very strong position, as does our growing research strength. Oxford Brookes continues to provide students with a superb experience and this is reflected in our high levels of student satisfaction, which have risen yet again."

Read the full profile of Oxford Brookes in the Sunday Times 2010 University Guide here.