The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has climbed to its highest ever position, into the top 30, in the Guardian University League Table. This is its fourth consecutive rise up the table. UWE has moved 9 spaces, up to 28th out of 121 UK institutions in the newspapers annual guide for students.
UWE Bristol has been ranked 2nd in the UK for the satisfaction with course score, 6th for its value-added score, which compares students' degree results with their entry qualifications to show how effectively they have been taught, and 10th for satisfaction with teaching.
The Guardian league table focuses on the quality of teaching, student satisfaction and employability. Compiled by independent company Intelligent Metrix, the guide ranks universities according to: spending per student; the student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; the value-added score; and how satisfied final-year students are with their course, based on results from the annual NSS. The rankings also contain a continuation score based on the percentage of first-year students continuing to a second year. The overall Guardian league table is accompanied by subject rankings, showing how universities perform across 54 areas of study.
Villa College offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from the University of the West of England in various fields of study, including business, economics, accounting & finance, nursing and computer studies.