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Kent rises to 28th in The Sunday Times University League Table 2013
The University of Kent has entered the top 30 in The Sunday Times University League Table with a rise of nine places to 28th.
In the subject rankings, Kent has two subjects placed in the top 10, and top 20 positions have been achieved in eight subject areas, with a further six in the top 30.
The Sunday Times University League Table 2013 represents 126 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The main indicators used by the newspaper include teaching excellence, student satisfaction, research quality, UCAS entry points, graduate employment, fees, Firsts/2:1s awarded, and the provision of scholarships and bursaries.
In its summary, The Sunday Times referred to Kent as an institution where enhancing graduate job prospects is top of the agenda. It also described the University as having an above usual number of partnerships with European higher education institutions.
The Universitys Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow commented: This excellent news is a reflection of Kents considerable strengths and growing reputation. It is also a further reflection of the hard work, dedication and commitment of all our staff. I congratulate all those involved in Kents latest success.
The University of Kent has UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway, and postgraduate centres in Brussels and Paris. In the UK National Students Survey 2012 (released on 27 September), it was placed third out of all publicly funded, multi-faculty HEIs for overall student satisfaction (Oxford and Cambridge were ranked joint second behind the Open University).
Kent was also recently described by Which? University as one that provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching.
Story published at 4:05pm 5 October 2012