University given highest Guardian ranking in ten years

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The University of Stirling has ranked 28th in the Guardian university league table 2021, its highest ranking for a decade.

The university was moved up 17 places from its reasonable ranking of 45th last year. It has moved up the table in numerous subjects.

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For Journalism, Publishing and Public Relation subjects, Stirling now ranks 5th in the UK, moving up nine places. English and Creative Writing subjects have also seen an improvement, moving up from a rank of 40th last year to a rank of 20th in 2021. Criminology especially has seen an improvement, moving from 7th to 3rd in the UK.

When compared nationally, Stirling is now 2nd in Scotland for Journalism, Publishing and PR subjects, 4th in Scotland for English and Creative Writing and, 1st in Scotland for Criminology.

The guide, which is produced by the independent company, ranks universities according to spending per student, the student/staff ratio, graduate career prospects, required applicant grades, a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results, and how satisfied final year students are with their courses based on results from the annual National Student Survey.

A spokesperson for the University of Stirling said: “We are delighted to be among the 30 best universities, in the UK in the latest Guardian University Guide. This accolade – along with our recent performance in the National Student Survey – reflects the hard work by both staff and students to create an excellent student experience here at Stirling.

“We will continue to enhance our offering at Stirling – illustrated by the multi-million-pound Sports Centre and Campus Central developments, set to complete in the not-so-distant future – to ensure our students continue to enjoy the best possible experience for years, if not decades, to come.”

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