Sunday Times rates Oxford Brookes leading modern university for the eighth time

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Oxford Brookes has been named for the 8th year running the UK's leading modern university

Oxford Brookes has been named the UK's leading modern university for the 8th year running by The Sunday Times' University Guide.

The Sunday Times' University Guide is one of the most respected league tables and looks at the performance of universities across the UK in fields like teaching, research, student satisfaction and graduate employment prospects.

The Sunday Times says of Brookes: "That it continues to rank higher than many longer-established institutions is no accident… Oxford Brookes' academic appeal is founded on its outstanding teaching record. The 24 subjects rated as excellent by assessors for their teaching quality is surpassed by only 15 universities"

Once again Oxford Brookes saw improvements in student satisfaction, the proportion of firsts and 2:1s awarded and in graduate employment – nearly three-quarters of students go into graduate-level jobs.

Oxford Brookes' Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer commented:

"We are delighted that Oxford Brookes has maintained its place as the UK's leading modern university for yet another year. The quality of our teaching and our growing strength in research puts us in a very strong position. Brookes continues to provide students with the best possible experience and this is reflected in our high levels of graduate employment and student satisfaction, which have improved still further since last year."

The University was also singled out for its sporting performance after former and recent members of it's very successful boat club won one gold and three silver medals in men's rowing at the Beijing Olympics.

Read the full profile of Oxford Brookes in the Sunday Times 2008 University Guide.