Top 20 Guardian position

Gary Hughes
Canterbury campus

The University has been ranked in the top 20 in the Guardian university league table (published 3 June) for the second year running.

Two thirds of the subjects offered by Kent are also ranked top 20 by the Guardian. These include national top 10 subjects: Journalism (1st); Film production & photography (2nd); American studies (4th); Anthropology (6th); Social policy & admin. (7th); Classics (8th); History of Art (8th); Social work (8th); Art (10th); and Drama & Dance (10th).

Medway School of Pharmacy, a collaboration between the universities of Kent and Greenwich, was ranked 9th in its subject area.

The 2015 Guardian table is based on criteria that include teaching quality, student course satisfaction, staff-student ratio and the percentage of graduates who find graduate-level jobs, or are studying further, within six months of graduation.

Recently, Kent placed in the top 10 for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey and was ranked 22nd in the Complete University Guide 2015.

Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent, said: ‘This is an excellent result for Kent. It is also further recognition for all our staff as they continue to provide our students with one of the best academic experiences in the UK.

‘Our league table position remains a reflection of our ability to attract high calibre students and to provide them with the appropriate skills for their future careers.’

For more  information contact Gary Hughes.