University of Bath honoured in Sunday Times awards

  • 9 September 2011
  • From the section Somerset

The University of Bath has been named as university of the year by the Sunday Times newspaper.

The award is designed to recognise a university's all-round excellence, in areas including research, teaching, employability and the student experience.

Vice chancellor, Prof Glynis Breakwell, said it was "prestigious honour" and a "fantastic achievement" for Bath.

A formal announcement of the award will be made in the paper on 11 September.

The paper also provides a league table of British universities and lists Bath at fifth out of 122 UK universities and colleges - its highest ever position.

The guide's league table is compiled using a number of criteria including student satisfaction, research quality, academic peer review, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, drop-out rates and graduate employment levels.

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