The University of Bristol and the University of the West England have retained their positions among the South West’s top 10 universities, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
The guide has been published digitally today (Friday, September 16) as a definitive ranking of UK universities to give an overview of the country’s higher education institutions.
It includes profiles on 135 universities, based on data published in the last two months.
Where do the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England rank?
Bristol’s two universities missed out on the top spot again this year, with the University of Bath and the University of Exeter scooping first and second place respectively.
But the guide still saw the University of the West of England (UWE) come on leaps and bounds after it climbed up the national rankings from 73 to 61.
UWE was also dubbed the fifth best university in the South West.
Meanwhile, the University of Bristol dropped ever so slightly in the national rankings from 14 to 15, but still remains one of the UK’s top universities along with the third best in the region.
Out of the city’s two universities, UWE came out on top for student satisfaction with 72.4% satisfied with their studies.
At the University of Bristol, 69% of students indicated they were satisfied with their studies.
However, in terms of graduate prospects it’s the Univerity of Bristol that has the edge, with 84.7% of the red brick’s alumni moving on to post-graduate study or landing a professional job (76.3% for UWE).
Course completion rate stands at 95.9% for the University of Bristol and 83.4% for UWE.
The University of Bath has remained at number one in the South West and eighth in the UK, thanks to improvements across almost every measure including graduate prospects (90% of alumni in professional jobs) and course completion rate (96.2%).
What is The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide?
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide is a free 96-page supplement which is published annually.
This year’s edition will be published this weekend in The Sunday Times on September 18.
The guide provides the definitive rankings for UK universities and the most comprehensive overview of higher education in Britain.
It includes profiles on 135 universities and the definitive UK university rankings, making use of the latest data published in the past two months.
A website with university profiles and 70 subject tables has been published for subscribers of The Times and The Sunday Times.