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Abertay University climbs eight places in the Guardian University Guide 2017

23 May 2016

Abertay University has risen eight places in the Guardian University Guide 2017 (GUG) published today (23 May).

This is the third-highest rise in Scotland and takes Abertay to 85th, from 93rd in last year’s table.  The University is now 11th out of the 14 Scottish institutions in the table, leapfrogging both Queen Margaret University and Glasgow Caledonian University.

The rise is due to improved scores in six of the eight measures used by the GUG.  As reported when the Complete University Guide 2017 was published last month, Abertay is currently enjoying its highest scores of the last 10 years in student satisfaction, proportion of firsts and 2:1s, staff-student ratio and completion rates.

There are also many successes to report in the GUG’s individual subject tables.  In the Business, Management and Marketing table, Abertay has risen 33 places to 68th out of 118; in Civil Engineering, 26 places to 15th out of 48; in Biosciences, 18 places to 17th out of 101; in Psychology, 11 places to 43rd out of 112, and in Sociology 10 places to 60th out of 87.

Abertay's success in the GUG 2017 continues a trend seen over the past few years across all league tables. The University has climbed in the GUG from 119th in 2013 to 85th this year, and in the Complete University Guide from 111th in 2013 to 86th this year.  In the Sunday Times/Times league table, the 2017 edition of which will be published in the autumn, it also climbed from 112th in 2013 to 97th last year.

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