National Rankings

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016

The University of Buckingham is very proud to be The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year for Teaching Quality. At a time when there is such concern about the quality of teaching at our universities, there is no accolade more important than this. This is what The Sunday Times said about us in their Good University Guide 2016:

“For many years Britain’s only private university, Buckingham is still the only one in our main league table, now well established in the top 50. It has too few students to be classified in some measures for several years, but has seen dramatic growth in a decade, attracting younger and more British students than had been the case.

The opening of the country’s first private not-for-profit medical school saw the first 64 students arriving in January. The course, which was “massively oversubscribed”, is 4½ years long, modelled on Leicester University’s MBChB programme, and costs £35,00 a year – in line with the overseas rate at other medical schools.

Buckingham, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016, has a new vice-chancellor, the political historian and former independent school headmaster Sir Anthony Seldon, who has joined from Wellington College.”

The National Student Survey

Buckingham is proud to have been top or near top of the National Student Survey (NSS) in student satisfaction since 2006.

The NSS provides all final-year undergraduate students in UK higher education institutions and further education colleges with the opportunity to express their opinions on what they liked during their time at university.

Sir Anthony Seldon, the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, said: “We are delighted to be leading the National Student Survey once again for student satisfaction. Our high staff student ratio and open door policy results in students at the University of Buckingham getting all the help they need from tutors and enjoying the many benefits of small Oxbridge-style tutorial groups.”

Other strengths in the league tables

  • Staff: student ratio

    Ranked 2nd out of 126 universities (Complete University Guide 2016)

  • Graduate prospects

    Ranked 1st for graduate employability with 98.1% by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) 2016

  • Satisfied with course

    Ranked 2nd out of 126 universities (The Complete University Guide 2016)

  • Safest campus

    Ranked 1st in England and Wales (The Complete University Guide 2016)

  • Subject area ranking

    Ranked 7th in Psychology out of 112 universities (The Guardian University League Table 2016)

  • Subject area ranking

    Ranked 7th in Politics out of 77 universities (The Guardian University League Table 2016)

  • Free speech

    Ranked 1st for upholding Free Speech (Spiked Magazine Poll).

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