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BU rises 18 places in Guardian University Guide 2018

Bournemouth University has risen 18 places in the Guardian University Guide 2018.The rise – up to 61st in the league table rankings from 79th the previous year – follows similar accolades for the university this year, such as the THE Young University Rankings, where BU also ranks among the top 200 universities in the world.

Professor John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University said, “We are delighted to see a rise in the latest Guardian University Guide, reflection for the work put in by our excellent staff over the past 12 months.

“This accolade, along with other recent rises, really underlines the quality of our teaching, research and links with businesses, all of which come together to offer an excellent student experience at BU.”

In the Guardian University Guide 2018 BU was shown to be fifth in the UK for the value that it adds to its degrees, one measure used to calculate a university’s overall score.

One such way that the university adds value for students is through its placement offer, with BU currently boasting more students on a work placement as a part of their degree than any other university in Great Britain (according to HESA data from 2015).

BU is also celebrating success in other university rankings; BU rose 20 places in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017. In the same survey, BU was also rated among the top 20 universities in the UK for its links with industry.

In recent months BU has also risen 20 places in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

The Guardian University Guide 2018 can be viewed in full on the Guardian website.