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More European Recognition for Bangor's Psychology Department

The 2010 CHE European Excellence Ranking placed 59 European Universities in the "Excellence Group" for Psychology. Of these Bangor's Psychology department was placed in joint third overall (second in UK) in terms of the number of stars it achieved based on the institutional survey and was also placed in the top ten based on the CHE preselection criteria index. Stars are awarded to departments who do particularly well in certain areas and the fact that Bangor has scored so highly in terms of stars awarded is a clear demonstration of the department's overall quality and the international esteem in which its staff and students are held.

The CHE -- Centre for Higher Education Development is an independent institution that is committed to reform of higher education. The CHE Excellence Ranking is intended to help inform students who wish to study beyond undergraduate degree level about the quality of a departments postgraduate teaching and research, as well as academics and non-academic staff interested in finding out the European standing of a particular department. The ranking includes evaluations by students and information about study programmes and teaching, computer and laboratory equipment, research performance and aspects on internationality.

"I am delighted that Bangor Psychology has performed so well in this ranking of elite Psychology departments. The fact that we have achieved 6 stars for the institutional survey section, placing us in joint third overall, is an excellent indication of the quality of the postgraduate and faculty research environment we have to offer. When that is combined with the fantastic natural environment surrounding the university I believe there is no better department in the UK to work for or study in." Prof. Oliver Turnbull, Head of Psychology Bangor Psychology also has one of the largest student cohorts in the UK and offers UK and International students alike a combination of quality and quantity, in a fantastic natural environment and lively student focused city, simply not available elsewhere. Please visit the School of Psychology website for more details on the Psychology degrees and the departments research output.

Publication date: 24 November 2010