News - October 2012

University of Hull climbs in Sunday Times University Guide

2 October 2012

The University of Hull has improved its position in the latest Sunday Times University Guide, climbing from 44th to joint 43rd position nationally, and ranking sixth in the North.

University of HullWe scored particularly well for the employability of our graduates, with the second lowest graduate unemployment rate in the northern region at just 6.4%.

The Sunday Times reported that: ‘It’s anything but dull in Hull. Twice named the friendliest university in Britain, the university is regularly ranked among the top institutions in the country for student satisfaction. Undergraduates have a great time in and out of the lecture halls.’

The Sunday Times also referred to the significant investment of £75m in the development of facilities in the past five years and referred to alumni including high profile politicians, Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella and Radio 4 presenter Jenni Murray.

Professor Glenn Burgess, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of Hull, said: “This is one of a number of indicators that show the University is delivering a high quality student experience and excellent teaching. These have a lasting impact for our graduates and I am delighted we have improved our position.

“We are currently investing in major improvements on our campuses, including the multi-million pound redevelopment of the Brynmor Jones Library and the creation of a new state-of-the-art biomedical research centre. At the same time we have invested in a significant recruitment drive to attract key staff to continue to provide our students with outstanding teaching.”

“Degrees from the University of Hull are well-respected and this is reflected in the high number of students finding employment after graduating. These latest league table results will offer great encouragement to our current students and those who join us in the future.”

Students’ Union President Magid Mah, said: “These results reflect the hard work and dedication put in by all staff at The University of Hull and Hull University Union. I hope the increase in our position in the Sunday Times University Guide will promote the University to future students.”

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