What Uni? Swansea, of Course!


SWANSEA University and the Students’ Union have scored very highly in this year’s WhatUni Awards 2015.

Although Swansea was knocked from its top spot last year as University of the Year, it came in a very respectable third out of 113 universities. It also came in the top ten in six other categories.

The university was 4th for clubs and societies, 5th for student support, 6th for courses and lecturers, 6th for students’ union, 6th for university facilities and 9th for accommodation.

Lowest scores were 14th for job prospects and 25th for city life.

The difference between the Whatuni Student Choice Awards and other university rankings tables is that it is solely driven by student opinion.

The 2015 results were based on over 20,000 ratings and reviews written between April 2014 and March 2015.

Meanwhile, the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 published on 29 April show that Swansea continues to do well globally in three leading subjects: Civil & Structural Engineering (top 200), Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing (top 250) and Mathematics (top 300).

In the Complete University Guide 2016, which came out on 27 April, Swansea University was ranked 45th out of 126 universities in the UK. Swansea appears among the top 10 universities in seven of its 40 subjects included in the listings.

Another area in the guide where Swansea excels is producing high calibre, global graduates that are attractive to potential employers as evidenced by our continued top 20 ranking for Graduate Prospects.

In addition, when ranked by Research Quality, Swansea University has once again been recognised as a top 30 research institution with an impressive ranking of 24th in the UK – up 23 places on last year, highlighting the quality, scale and impact of our world leading research.

Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott, Swansea University Pro-Vice-Chancellor, said: “Swansea University is today celebrating a week of successes in the world and UK higher education rankings.

“Being ranked overall in the top 5% of universities in the world and the top 30 research institutions in the UK is a major reflection of the hard work and dedication which we have put into improving the design and delivery of our teaching and research.

“Our university is continuing to score particularly high on graduate job prospects, where we are in the top 20 in the UK and undergraduate applications have been rising continually over the last three years.”

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