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University declines in overall ranking in Complete University Guide

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The overall ranking of the University of Stirling has decreased according to the latest issue of the UK Complete University Guide, which includes the University League Table 2023.

The guide, which was published earlier this week, uses a list of criteria to determine the placement of each university in the table. This year placed the university 50th overall out of the total 130 universities in the UK which the website can compare.

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That ranking is the lowest overall ranking that the university has received since 2019 and a significant decline of 12 places, in comparison to the 38th place which the university received from the Complete University Guide in the same benchmark last time around

The ranking is based on a number of different criteria, which includes but is not limited to:

  • The number of staff employed by the university in comparison to the number of students enrolled at the university
  • Entry requirements
  • Graduate outcomes after students have finished their degree
  • The quality of research at a university

Commenting on the publication of the rankings, a university spokesperson said:

“The University is pleased to see improvements in rankings across seven subject areas with Marketing, Education, English, Law, French, Sociology and Sport Science, all ranked within the top 3 in Scotland. Additionally, Education placed 9th in the UK and Law moved up 17 places to 22nd in the UK.”

A University of Stirling Spokesperson

The university spokesperson added that:

“Methodological changes in the Complete University Guide rankings look to have adversely impacted many Scottish universities. The University remains committed to continuously enhancing the experience of all our students, including recent investments in our new Campus Central and sports facilities. Leagues tables form part of a broader higher education performance landscape. We will continue to monitor our position in the league tables to see where we can improve.”

More details about the Complete University Guide can be found on their website which is linked here.

Feature image credit: University of Stirling.

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