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Aston in top 15 of UK universities

17th August 2006 – for immediate release

Aston University in Birmingham has been named as one of the best in the country in The Times newspaper’s annual Good University Guide.

Aston is ranked 13th out of 109 higher education institutions in the Guide, coming ahead of the likes of Nottingham, York and Manchester.

The 2007 league table ranks universities by measuring nine aspects of their activity, including student satisfaction, the quality of the institution’s research, its entry standards, student-staff ratio, library/computing spend, facilities spend, the percentage of students achieving a first or upper second class degree, graduate prospects and the number of students who complete their courses.

Professor Graham Hooley, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Aston said: ‘This outstanding result for Aston bolsters our already strong position as one of the UK’s leading universities. Our graduate employment record is excellent and our research and teaching quality is also rated very highly, which ensures we can provide a top quality learning experience for our students. We are very proud of this latest recognition.’

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For further press information please contact Sally Hoban on 0121 204 4552 or email s.l.hoban@aston.ac.uk

The full university guide was combined by Mayfield University Consultants and can be viewed online at www.timesonline.co.uk/education

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