Swansea rises in the ranks

SWANSEA University has jumped 11 places up the league tables to become to second highest-ranked university in Wales.

The standings issued by the Complete University Guide show that Swansea is the most improved Welsh university, moving from 60th place in 2011, to 49th in 2012.

The guide covers a total of 116 universities across the UK and is based on nine measures by which the experience of the university life could be judged, including student-staff ratios, accommodation and the availability of part-time work.

Also revealed was that Swansea University now has an 89% degree completion rate.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Hilary Lappin-Scott said she was ‘pleased’ by the ranking, adding: “We have been working hard across a number of areas to improve our performance and are happy that we are beginning to see these pay off.

“We look forward to further improvements in the coming years.”

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