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Kent ranked in the top thirty by The Guardian
The University of Kent is among the top thirty universities in the UK according to The Guardian's 2008 Higher Education League Tables. The tables, published this week, put Kent in 28th place - out of 117 listed higher education institutions. This represents a rise of 18 places since last year.
According to The Guardian University Guide 2009, 'Kent describes itself as "the UK's top European university", and many courses offer a foreign language option or a year abroad. It's part of the Franco-British University of the Transmanche and there's even a campus in Brussels. But no matter how much it gazes towards the continent, it also takes its regional role seriously.'
The guide also flagged up Kent's success in the recent National Student Survey, with students voting it the number one university in London and the south-east for student satisfaction and tenth in the UK overall. The University was recently awarded the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the work of its Kent Law Clinic and received the top award in two categories at the most recent Times Higher Education Awards. According to The Sunday Times' University Guide, Kent 'can claim to be Britain's only international university'.
The Guardian, in line with all published league tables, continues to rate Kent as the top university in Kent and Medway.
Story published at 10:00am 13 May 2008