The University of Surrey has scooped two University of the Year awards in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 and has risen to eighth place in the overall university rankings.
The University of Surrey’s outstanding performance in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS) combined with excellent graduate prospects, high entry standards and an increase in applications and enrolments have helped secure the prestigious accolade of University of the Year, both overall and for Student Experience.
Rising three places since last year to eighth place, this is the first time the University of Surrey has achieved a coveted top ten ranking in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. This follows Surrey being named fourth in the Guardian University League Tables 2016 and eighth in the Complete University Guide 2016 earlier this year.
Top ten subject rankings
Thirteen of our subjects were ranked top ten by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016:
1st for Animal Science
1st for Food Science
2nd for Nursing
2nd for Subjects allied to Medicine
3rd for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism
7th for Creative Writing
8th for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
8th for Biological Sciences
8th for Drama, Dance Cinematics
8th for Music
8th for Physics and Astronomy
9th for Sociology
10th for Communication and Media Studies
Number one for student experience
The University of Surrey was one of just two universities in the UK to break the 90% mark for student experience in this year’s Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide analysis of the latest National Student Survey. This has underpinned Surrey’s second University of the Year accolade: University of the Year for Student Experience.
Mustie Smith, President of the University of Surrey Students’ Union, said: “It is amazing that our University has been awarded University of the Year for Student Experience, as it is a great reflection of the relationship we as a Union have with the University.
“Student needs are changing every year, and as a Union we constantly meet with senior members of staff within the University to feed back on how the student experience can be improved.
“I believe the University absolutely deserves this award. When we talk to them on behalf of the entire student body, they genuinely listen and really work hard to deliver. The fact that senior members of staff within the University, and members of University Council really care about the experience students have at Surrey is, in my opinion what has driven and will continue to drive the University’s success. I look forward to another year of us working alongside the University to enhance the experience of all our members here at Surrey.”
Learn more about our league table success and discover why our students, staff and alumni are proud to be part of the University of Surrey.
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