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Durham Ranked 4th Best University


Durham University has moved up from 6th place to 4th place in the league table.

Durham is now the 4th best university in the UK.

This is according to The Guardian’s University Guide League Table for 2018.

The ranking has moved up from 6th place in last year’s survey.


This means it is Durham’s highest ever position.

The guide also ranks the university’s Archaeology Department as top across the country.

The University’s School of Education was ranked in 2nd place and five subjects are ranked in the top three in: Chemistry, Earth Sciences, English, Geography & Environmental Studies and Religious Studies & Theology.

Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University said: “This is an outstanding achievement and reflects the hard work and dedication shown by all of the staff and students within the departments across the University.

“These league tables are further evidence that we are performing extremely well.

“However, we are not complacent and our new Durham University Strategy 2017-2027 includes ambitious proposals to ensure that we continue to be world-leading across research, education and the wider student experience.”

He added: “To have achieved our highest ever position of 4th in The Guardian University Guide once again demonstrates how Durham’s first-rate educational environment, combined with world-leading research and a unique student experience, enables our students to develop the knowledge and skills sought after by leading graduate recruiters from across the world.”

The guide is based on the National Student Survey (NSS).

It looked at a number of indicators of overall student experience, including satisfaction with their course, teaching quality and feedback, based on the National Student Survey (NSS).

The Guardian Guide also looks at the key issue of employability, taking into account graduate prospects based on the percentage of graduates who are in graduate level employment or further study six months after graduating.

Other contributing factors include entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved and student/staff ratios.

For more information visit: The Guardian University Guide 2018



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