Significant increase in Guardian 2020 league table ranking


UWTSD has today (June 7) seen its ranking increase by 29 positions in the Guardian 2020 University league table, a joint 3rd highest increase in ranking in the UK. 

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The University is now positioned joint 57th overall out of the 121 featured institutions from across the UK.  The Guardian ranks universities according to nine different measures: including how satisfied final-year students are with their courses,  spending per student; the student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results.

UWTSD scores particularly well for ‘satisfied with feedback’, achieving a joint 5th position in the UK.  The University also secured a joint 8th position in the ‘satisfied with teaching’ category. 

Several subjects rank in the top 10 overall in the UK: ‘Fashion & Textiles’ (1st), ‘Design & Crafts’ (7th), and ‘Art’ (8th).

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Professor Ian Walsh, Dean of Swansea College of Art at UWTSD said:

"We are delighted with our three top 10 positions in the Guardian League Table. UWTSD Swansea College of Art is committed to maintaining a strong focus on delivering the very best experience for our students. All our staff are passionate about teaching and providing a supportive studio-based experience to all our students.”

Dr Mirjam Plantinga, the University’s Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Experience, said:

“The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) celebrates the news that we have risen a further 29 places in the Guardian 2020 league table.  We are particularly pleased with our two top 10 positions in the UK for teaching and assessment.

This latest league table confirms the results of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019 which saw the university win the main award in the ‘Courses and Lecturers’ category. 

Our strong emphasis on personalised learning, small classes, student support and working together with our students in close partnership has been crucial to achieving these results.”

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