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University of Warwick named as one of the UK’s Top 10 Universities by the Guardian

The University of Warwick has been placed 8th in the Guardian University Guide 2023.

The Guardian University Guide is among the UK’s most highly respected university rankings. It takes a variety of factors into consideration including student satisfaction, entry standards, student-staff-ratios, continuation, expenditure per student, teaching quality and career prospects.

26 subjects offered at the University of Warwick were included in the ranking, of which 10 were ranked in the top 5 including: Accounting & Finance, Biomedical Science, Business, Management & Marketing, Drama & Dance, Economics, Education, English, International Relations, Media & Film Studies, and Politics. A further six subjects were in the top 10.

Warwick was the highest ranked institution in the Midlands region. The University was also given special recognition under the category of Media and Film Studies, in which Film and Television Studies was rated as number one in the UK.

The announcement follows shortly after the University was also named one of the UK’s Top 10 universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, further cementing its position as one of the UK’s best universities.

Warwick’s success in both the Guardian and The Times rankings is supported by the findings of the recent National Student Survey (NSS), where the University scored 81.4 per cent for overall student satisfaction, placing it third within the Russell Group of universities overall.

Warwick was also rated as first amongst the Russell Group for Student Voice and for Assessment and Feedback, and ranked amongst the top five institutions for Academic Support, Learning Opportunities, Teaching and Organisation and Management.

This result follows from last year’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 92% which assessed Warwick’s research to be world-leading or internationally excellent.

Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Warwick, said: “I’m pleased to see Warwick continue to be placed in the top ten of two of the leading university rankings this year. Warwick continues to excel in world class education, have cutting-edge facilities, and a highly motivated and ambitious student community. These elements combine to create an environment to learn, grow, and thrive.

“Our continued successes at Warwick are testament to everyone involved with the University and their dedication, commitment, and passion for delivering an outstanding experience.”

Professor Helen Wheatley, Director of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, said: “We are delighted that Warwick has been ranked first for Media & Film Studies. Film and Television Studies, the first department of its kind in the country, continues to deliver excellent research and teaching thanks to the hard work and dedication of our wonderful staff, and to our students who inspire us to innovate in the classroom and beyond.”


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27 Sept 2022