Aston rated among top UK universities

Aston University has been ranked 13th in the UK in The Independent’s Complete University Guide 2010, with the Birmingham institution’s degrees related to Subjects Allied to Medicine rated 1st overall in the country.

The University was also ranked 19th in the UK in The Guardian’s University Guide 2010, the fifth time in six years that Aston has been rated among the top 20 Universities in this Guide. Future career prospects and teaching standards in the National Student Survey were both key strengths, which were highly rated.

The impartial guides are designed to provide prospective and current students with a comprehensive overview of universities, analyses everything from academic strengths and research, through to spending per student and student satisfaction.

Aston University is placed as the 13th best Higher Education establishment overall out of all 113 UK Universities in The Independent. Aston comes top in Birmingham, ahead of the University of Birmingham (27th) and Birmingham City University (59th). In the whole of the Midlands, only the University of Warwick (6th) was ranked higher than Aston.

Aston has several top 30 placements in the Independent’s Guide, across its range of subject areas, including;
• Subjects Allied to Medicine (1st out of 76)
• Business and Management (10th out of 111)
• Pharmacy and Pharmacology (7th out of 35)
• Psychology (20th out of 102)
• German (19th out of 47)
• Biological Sciences (26th out of 88)
• Mechanical Engineering: (25th out of 59)
Aston’s student support and facility strengths have also been ranked highly, with the institution ranked 9th in the UK for student satisfaction, its spending on student facilities ranked 3rd, and graduate prospects placed 17th in the UK.

In The Guardian, Aston University’s again scored highly on graduate employment, student satisfaction, entry standards and spending on facilities.

Subject areas rated in the top 15 in the Guardian’s Guide include;
• Anatomy and Physiology (Optometry and Audiology)  5th
• Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish)  9th
• Chemical Engineering  12th
• Biosciences - 12th
• Pharmacy and Pharmacology  13th (8th for Pharmacy)
• Business and Management  14th

Head of School and Colleges Liaison at Aston University, James Seymour, said; “These latest ratings in The Guardian and The Independent are fantastic news for Aston University. League tables are not the only way to choose a University but these guides highlight to our existing and potential new students that they can expect a high quality experience at Aston, which will likewise prove invaluable to their future career prospects.”

For the full report on Aston University and other universities in The Independent’s Guide, click here.

For the full report on Aston University and other universities in The Guardian’s Guide, click here


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