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The University of Southampton

Southampton rises again in Guardian University Guide

Published: 26 September 2022
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The University of Southampton is celebrating climbing another place in the Guardian University Guide 2023 to 16th, with 13 subject areas in the top 10.

The success is further recognition that Southampton is one of the best places to study after the University rose two places to 13th in the Complete University Guide 2023 and retained 16th place for the second year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark E. Smith, said: “We are absolutely delighted our University has risen in the Guardian University Guide to number 16, retaining our position in the top 20 for the second year running.

“The Guardian’s Guide is a particularly prestigious endorsement as it is based on education-related measures and therefore underlines our commitment and dedication to delivering quality education and a positive experience for all our students. I’d like to thank everyone across our University community who has contributed to this success.”

A fantastic 13 subjects made it into the top ten of the Guide this year, six of these being newly defined subjects in the list. Two subjects were ranked first: Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Physiotherapy. There were improvements in many subjects including General Nursing, Health Professions and Mechanical Engineering that moved into the top 10. General Nursing had the highest rise with a 19-place improvement (23 to 4).

The Guardian University Guide uses nine measures of performance, covering all stages of the student life cycle including entry standards, student satisfaction, value added and career prospects.

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