Further evidence of Bangor University’s increasing popularity

Bangor University achieved the second-highest improvement in overall rankings of UK universities in the results of the 2016 Guardian University Guide league tables, which are published today (Tuesday 26 May) by The Guardian.

Recording an improvement of 25 places since last year’s league tables, the Guardian University Guide ranks Bangor University 57th of 119 UK universities ranked, and the third-ranked Welsh university after Swansea (ranked 54th) and Cardiff (ranked 27th). Bangor University’s improvement in the Guardian University Guide is due to the University’s impressive student satisfaction ratings, which reflect the quality of teaching and student experience at the University.  

This is a further endorsement of the University’s growing stature, which has seen it rise in both league tables and in popularity among its students. The most recent accolades were the winning of the WhatUni national Award for the University’s Clubs and Societies, based on positive responses from the University’s students, and being placed 14th in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015.

Vice-Chancellor Professor John G Hughes said: “I am delighted with this performance which recognises the excellent quality of teaching and fantastic experience students have at Bangor University. Once again, I would like to thank our students for their positive engagement and feedback, and our staff for their continued efforts.”

In other areas, the University also achieved excellent results in the independent Research Excellence Framework which recognised over three-quarters of Bangor’s research as being either world-leading or internationally excellent. The University is also among the top 10% of the world’s greenest Universities and has recently achieved the internationally recognised ISO14001 Environmental Standard.

Publication date: 26 May 2015