The Good University Guide 2019

Aberystwyth University has been named University of the Year for Teaching Quality for the second year running.

It’s the first time a university has been given the prestigious award for a second consecutive year by The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide, which is published on Sunday 23 September 2018. Aberystwyth University is ranked top in the UK for teaching quality in the 2019 edition of the Good University Guide, up five places on 2018.

Publication of the Guide also sees Aberystwyth maintain its place amongst the UK’s top 50 universities.

Alastair McCall, Editor of The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “Aberystwyth has achieved something no other UK university has done in winning our University of the Year for Teaching Quality award for two years in a row by exceeding already excellent previous results in the annual National Student Survey. No university in the UK now has students happier with the quality of their teaching, the product of a concerted effort to put student needs first and last.”

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, said: “I am delighted that the hard work of colleagues across the University has been recognised with such a prestigious award for an unprecedented second year running. We have staff across the institution who work with rigour, vigour and enthusiasm to deliver the highest possible standard of teaching, and I am incredibly proud of them. This award demonstrates their commitment to high learning values and their dedication to their students as well as the premium this university places on academic excellence and teaching led by research. We listen carefully here to what students have to say and work closely with the Students’ Union to keep the student voice at the heart of our community. As we embark on a new academic year, the work to continually develop and enrich the student experience continues as we empower our students to unlock their potential and develop as independent learners.”

Bruce Wight, President of Aberystwyth University’s Students' Union said: “It’s fantastic to see that the Union - University partnership is having such a positive impact on the quality of teaching here at Aberystwyth. To win the award for Teaching Quality shows that the relationship between University and Union is very strong and that students have a significant say on their learning experience. I would specifically like to congratulate our Academic Representatives, who are a key part of the process for making sure that the student voice on academic issues is heard loud and clear. I look forward to seeing Aberystwyth hopefully retain it for a third year in a row, but again a huge congratulations to the University for being the best at teaching quality for the second time.”

  • for Teaching Quality for the second year running
  •  in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of History of Art
  • in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Psychology 
  • in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Iberian Languages
  • in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Mathematics 
  • in the UK for Student Experience 

 

Art and Art History

  • 2nd in the UK for the subject of History of Art (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019);
  • Top in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of History of Art (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)  
  • Top 15 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Art & Design (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019;
  • Top 20 in the UK for the subject of Art & Design (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Agriculture, Animal and Biological Sciences (Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences)

  • Second in the UK for the subject of Animal Science (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019);
  • Top in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Sports Science (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019); 
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality and student experience for the subject of Animal Science (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019);
  • Top 10 in the UK for the subject of Agriculture & Forestry (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) 
  • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Biological Sciences (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019);
  • Top 20 in the UK for the subject of Sports Science (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).   

Business and Management 

  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business & Management Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019); 
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Economics (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). 

Computer Science

  • Top 15 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Computer Science (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). 

Education

  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Education (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). 

English and Creative Writing

  • Top 15 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Creative Writing (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019);
  • Top 20 in the UK for the subject of Creative Writing (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019);
  •  Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of English (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). 

Geography and Earth Sciences

  • Top 10 in the UK for the subject of Geography & Environmental Science (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

International Politics and Politics 

  • Top 20 in the UK for the subject of Politics (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019);
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Politics (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Law and Criminology 

  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Law (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019);
  • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Law (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019); 
  • Top 20 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Criminology (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).  

Mathematics 

  • 2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Mathematics, and 5th in UK for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). 

Modern Languages 

  • 2nd in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Iberian Languages (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019);
  • Top 15 in the UK for the subject of Iberian Languages (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019);
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of German (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019);
  • Top 10 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of French (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).   

Physics 

  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Physics & Astronomy (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019); 
  • Top 20 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Physics & Astronomy (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). 

Psychology

  • 2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Psychology (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) 

Theatre, Film and Television Studies 

  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Communications and Media Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019);
  • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Drama and Dance (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Welsh and Celtic Studies 

  • Top 5 in the UK for the subject of Celtic Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)