University rises in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

The University of Portsmouth continues to climb in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, which is published this weekend (23 September).

This year’s ranking is our highest ever in the Guide.

It is now ranked 51st, up from 53rd last year, and is ranked 8th in the South East region. This is the University’s highest ever position in this Guide.

The Times and Sunday Times Guide has also ranked the University of Portsmouth as the top University in the South East for graduate prospects.

Portsmouth has risen in every major UK league table this year, underlining its continued high performance and growing reputation for excellence.  The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide ranking reinforces the excellent direction of travel of the University of Portsmouth. The University was recently ranked in the top 25 of universities in the UK in the Guardian University Guide – its highest ever position.

University of Portsmouth Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith said: “This is great news for the University. This continued success is due to the University putting the education of our students first. We provide an outstanding, distinctive student experience, which provides the foundation for a rewarding career.”

The latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey shows that the University is helping significantly more of its students achieve professional level employment than those at many other UK universities.

The DLHE survey also showed a strong increase in Portsmouth graduates going into work or further study.  The University of Portsmouth was ranked first out of 17 universities in the South East, and in the top 10 per cent nationally. Additionally, the survey showed that the average starting salary of a Portsmouth graduate has increased from £23,250 in 2016 to £23,830 in 2017.

For the 12th year in a row, Portsmouth was above the sector-wide average in the National Student Survey (NSS). The University was ranked 19th out of 150 higher education institutions nationally with 88 per cent of our 2018 final year students satisfied with their university experience, compared to a sector-wide average of 83 per cent.

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