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.