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The University of Southampton

Southampton ranked 13th in Guardian’s university guide

Published: 1 May 2007

The University of Southampton has been ranked 13th in the Guardian’s University Guide, published today – a leap of 24 places since last year.

The newspaper’s updated online version of the guide puts the University in 13th position, one place higher than the table printed in the newspaper.

For the second year running Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Southampton has received top rating in the subject tables.

Other subjects making the top ten in the Guardian tables are Archaeology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Marine Sciences, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (this category also includes Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aerospace Engineering and Ship Science), Geography and Environmental Studies, Modern Languages, Nursing and Paramedical Studies, and Social Work.

Top 20 rankings have been given to Physics, Philosophy, Medicine, and Art and Design.

The Guardian tables are based on data from the National Student Survey and the Higher Education Statistics Agency, covering teaching quality and feedback, spending per student, staff/student ratios, job prospects, a “value added” criteria (comparing students degree results with entry qualifications), and entry scores.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bill Wakeham, commented: "I am delighted to see that the Guardian ranking reflects the increasing recognition of Southampton’s excellence and further underlines our position as one of the UK’s top universities."

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