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Bristol rises two places in Good University Guide 2021

The widely respected guide has named Bristol the 13th best university in the country

Press release issued: 18 September 2020

The University of Bristol has risen two places to 13th out of 131 UK universities in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Excellent graduate prospects and outstanding research were some of the factors that attributed to the University’s rise in the rankings, published today [18 September].

Nineteen subjects are ranked in the top 10, with seven in the top five, including:

Professor Hugh Brady, Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol, said: “Here at Bristol, we pride ourselves on the diverse, research-led education that we offer to our students. I am thrilled to see the commitment, passion and talent of our staff and students reflected in this year’s results.

“We will not, of course, rest on our laurels. Our ongoing, long-term investment across our facilities, staff and support services remains one of our top priorities, which will enhance the overall students experience and quality of teaching for years to come.”  

The guide is based on an analysis of 131 UK universities judged on nine indicators including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.

The widely respected guide provides the definitive rankings for UK universities and the most comprehensive overview of higher education in Britain.

The latest results follow on from Bristol’s recent climb of 12 places in The Guardian’s University Guide 2021, in which it was named the 11th best University in the UK.

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