08 Sep 2020
The latest UK university guide publication by The Guardian has seen Glasgow University and Glasgow Caledonian University climbing the ranks within the UK’s best universities, while Strathclyde University has jumped up 36 places from being ranked 51st to 15th – one of the highest climbing universities.
The University of Glasgow climbed two places going from 14th to 12th in the UK, with Glasgow Caledonian University jumping three places to 77th.
The Guardian’s league table looks at overall student satisfaction factors, some of which include courses, student to staff ratio, average entry tariff, career prospects, continuation rates, teaching and feedback.
All three universities scored highly for course satisfaction, satisfaction with teaching and for career prospects after 15 months.
The likes of Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and Bath University were some of those included in the top 15 alongside Glasgow University and the University of Strathclyde.
Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, said: “I am delighted to see Strathclyde’s significant rise in The Guardian’s university league tables. This is welcome recognition of the strong performance across all parts our university over recent years.
“As a socially-progressive institution and a leading international technological university we place great importance on the quality of our research-informed teaching and student experience.
“We are also committed to widening access to university education, and are on track to meet the Scottish Government’s target of 20% of new university entrants coming from the 20% most-deprived areas, 10 years ahead of the target of 2030.”