Two Nottingham courses have been named no.1 in the UK in the latest national league tables.
Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture topped their respective subject tables in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.
The latest rankings also feature top five positions for pharmacology & pharmacy, physiotherapy, law and physics, and a string of other disciplines in the top ten including economics, architecture, music, nursing, English, chemistry, American studies and Iberian languages.
Nottingham scored highly for the career prospects of all of its graduates – it was rated highest in the region for graduates moving on to professional jobs or further graduate-level study.
The Good University Guide said: “Nottingham works hard to give its students the best possible chance in the job market. Besides a lifetime access to its career service, the university offers the Nottingham Advantage award which provides extracurricular modules as well as internships for graduates.”
The number one ranking for Veterinary Medicine follows this year’s National Student Survey, which saw vet students at Nottingham give a resounding 91% satisfaction rating.
Professor Gary England, Founding Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, said: “We are exceptionally pleased to be recognised as the best place to study veterinary medicine in the UK in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.
“This follows hot on the heels of success in the National Student Survey, where we gained outstanding ratings, coming top again for the third successive year. Our students, staff and clinical associates are to be congratulated on making Nottingham undoubtedly a great place to study veterinary medicine.”
Professor Neil Crout, Head of the School of Biosciences, said: “We are delighted that our courses in Agriculture and related subjects have been rated the best in the country by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide – this reflects our excellent teaching, facilities, and of course our fantastic students.”
The Good University Guide added: “Nottingham is the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain.
“A member of the Russell Group, Nottingham is in the Top 75 in the QS World University Rankings and one of the most popular universities in the country in terms of applications. Once in, students tend to stay the course – the 94% completion rate is among the best in the country.”
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottinghamhas 42,000 students at award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It was ‘one of the first to embrace a truly international approach to higher education’, according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2013. It is also one of the most popular universities among graduate employers, one of the world’s greenest universities, and winner of the Times Higher Education Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development’. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong and the QS World Rankings.
More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The University aims to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health. The University won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its research into global food security.
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