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First-rate choice: The University of Portsmouth is a top ten modern university and in the top 20 for quality of teaching

First-rate choice: The University of Portsmouth is a top ten modern university and in the top 20 nationally for quality of teaching

The University of Portsmouth has been ranked in the top ten modern universities in the UK in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

The guide also puts the University of Portsmouth as a top ten university in the south-east and in the top 20 nationally for teaching quality.

The influential guide is the sixth independent guide this year to have ranked Portsmouth highly.

Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Graham Galbraith, said he was delighted the University’s many achievements had been recognised by the guide.

He said: “Our prominent position in this guide and in others in the past 12 months demonstrates consistent quality across everything we do and  I am delighted that we continue to provide a high quality educational experience which makes a difference to our students’ success.”

In the past 12 months, the University was ranked by the Times Higher Education in the top two per cent of the world’s universities and as one of the top 100 modern universities in the world under 50 years old.

Professor Galbraith said: “Being ranked as a top 50 University in the Guardian University Guide is a great achievement but what I am most proud of is our excellent student satisfaction in the National Student Survey with 89 per cent of our students positively rating the University which places us joint 35th in the UK.”

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide is published annually and ranks all UK universities according to a number of criteria including student satisfaction,  teaching quality, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend and university dropout rates.

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  1. I thought we were going to stop talking about being a “Top Modern University”. I’d rather work for a “Top University”. Isn’t that what we are becoming?

    • Well put!

    • True, whats the point in having a ferrari-looking car with a skoda’s engine

  2. I agree with Andrew M. Do the general public – or even prospective students – understand what a ‘modern university’ is? The answer is surely no.

  3. Kudos, Proud Alumni

  4. Happy to be part of Alumni

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