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York tops the Russell Group for teaching in Good University Guide

Posted on 20 September 2019

The University of York has topped the Russell Group for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Based largely on the outcome of this summer’s National Student Survey, the guide puts York in 25th place out of the UK’s top 134 universities of all types.

This is 31 places higher than the next-best Russell Group institution – the group of 24 leading research-focused universities in the UK.

Professor John Robinson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students, said: “We offer students access to the best research-informed teaching, making for an outstanding student experience and progression into top jobs anywhere in the world.

“This result reflects the talent and dedication of our academic staff and support services, in addition to our world-class facilities.

“We are proud to hold a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) award, demonstrating that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

“We are continually striving to be strong in every aspect of teaching and learning. The student experience remains at the heart of everything we do.”

Ten departments at York received top ten rankings in their subjects: Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, English, History, History of Art, ManagementPsychology, Social Policy and Social Work, and Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media. The University’s overall UK rank in the league remains unchanged this year at 22.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 is published on 22 September, 2019.

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