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Sunday Times University Guide

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 10:00:00 BST

When it comes to the excellence of its teaching, the University of Huddersfield is one of the very best in the UK. And its students have responded by recording one of the country’s highest satisfaction rates.

These are among the findings in one of Britain’s most exhaustively researched and most authoritative independent guides to UK higher education, published yearly by the big-circulation Sunday Times newspaper.

Using data from a wide range of sources, including government statistics and the National Student Survey, the 2011 Sunday Times University Guide shows that in the vital category of teaching excellence, the University of Huddersfield is at eleventh place out of the UK’s 122 Higher Education institutions.

Also, Huddersfield is top for teaching among other universities in the large northern county of Yorkshire, which has ten universities.

Huddersfield shares 14th place in the whole UK for student satisfaction ratings and compilers of the new guide also found that 94 per cent of Huddersfield students were in work or further study six months after graduation. Nationally, Huddersfield is among the top 15 universities for graduate employability, and again is the best in Yorkshire.

Overall, Huddersfield has risen five places to 60th in the overall league table and is now comfortably established inside the top half of the UK’s universities and colleges.

The Sunday Times guide also highlights Huddersfield’s success at widening participation in higher education – with 20 per cent of its 2009-10 intake coming from ethnic minority backgrounds. Overseas students are invariably impressed by the multi-cultural nature of the campus.

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