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Aston retains its place in top 15 universities

Aston University in Birmingham has been ranked 15th in this year’s Times Good University Guide.

This ranking puts Aston ahead of universities such as Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham.

The Times Good University Guide is the most authoritative and widely�respected guide to universities in the UK and is an essential and comprehensive tool for students and parents in the UK and abroad.�It ranks 113 UK universities according to eight criteria,�including student satisfaction, research quality and degree results.

Prospective students can access it online at www.timesonline.co.uk/gooduniversityguide

James Seymour, Head of Schools Liaison at Aston said: ‘Today's rankings yet again confirm Aston's position as a top UK university. We are particularly proud of this placing as it builds on our success overall in the Times rankings last year and the recent Good University Guide.

‘Aston scored particularly well on criteria such as graduate employment, spending on facilities, student support and staff-student ratios. These factors are extremely important to our students and have a positive impact on their experience with us as well as their futures as successful graduates.’

This latest good news for Aston comes just a week after the publication of a new university guide which ranked Aston 12th in the UK.

This interactive Guide has been compiled by Bernard Kingston and Mayfield University Consultants (who previously compiled the Times Good University Guide) and is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

In the overall institutional rankings table, Aston is placed 12th out of 113 higher education institutions, placing it ahead of universities such as Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Universities are ranked by assessing their performance in each of nine quality factors from entry standards to graduate prospects.

The new rankings can be found at:www.thegooduniversityguide.org.uk

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