The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year by The Sunday Times University Guide 2013. In the South West of Great Britain, the University is also ranked as the best in the region for teaching.
University of Exeter broke into The Sunday Times University Guide top 10 for the first time last year. This year the Guide placed greater emphasis on the student experience and graduate outcomes, in terms of jobs, degrees and the prospect of completing courses. Exeter was named university of the year after constant steady gains in the league tables through constant improvement in all categories. After being shortlisted four times in the past decade for the University of the Year title, Exeter has finally claimed the top prize.
“This is an extremely prestigious award and reflects the hard work and dedication of all our staff and students.” University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Sir Steve Smith said. “This has been a phenomenal year for the University. Over the past 12 months, we have joined the Russell Group, made it into the top 200 universities in the world and welcomed Her Majesty The Queen to open the Forum - a stunning new £50 million centrepiece for the Streatham Campus. On top of all that, to be named University of the Year is a really wonderful achievement.”
Students are benefiting from £380 million of investment in facilities – social as well as academic – timed to come into use for the start of the next academic year.
Source: University of Exeter