The University of Southampton

Physics and Astronomy enters UK top 10 in The Times Good University Guide

Published: 2 October 2018
Physics and Astronomy has entered the top 10 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton has risen six places to be ranked in the UK top 10 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

The ranking follows a top 10 placement in the recent 2019 Guardian University Guide, where the subject climbed to sixth overall.

The School of Physics and Astronomy is committed to providing an excellent student experience and has been in the top three for overall student satisfaction in the Russell Group* in the National Student Survey (NSS) for the last four years.

The Times Good University Guide 2019 draws upon the most recent NSS and Destination of Leavers from Higher Education surveys, as well as other sources such as student entry tariff and research quality data.

Physics and Astronomy’s improved placing for 2019 is in part due to an increased rating for graduate prospects in the guide.

Professor Jonathan Flynn, Head of Physics and Astronomy, said: “We are delighted to be in the Top 10 in The Times Good University Guide 2019. We work hard to support our students, always trying to improve the learning experience we provide and strengthening students' employability through our placement schemes and careers activity. It is gratifying to see our efforts reflected in league tables and survey results.”

The University of Southampton was ranked 18th overall in the guide, a rise of 12 places from 2018.

There were 13 subjects from the Russell Group institution in the national top 10, up from nine last year. Alongside Physics and Astronomy, these included Physiotherapy, subjects allied to medicine, Music, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Geology, Communication and Media Studies, Criminology, Iberian Languages and Nursing.

*Not all Russell Group universities are returned in the National Student Survey every year

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