The University of Birmingham has been named University of the Year 2014 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
An outstanding performance has led to the University of Birmingham claiming this prestigious accolade. The University has risen eight places overall this year, coming 16th nationally. It’s in the top ten, up 21 places, for graduate prospects, with 80.8% of students going on to professional work or graduate study. It’s also in the top ten for its facilities spend, £2,219 per student. It also finished just outside of the top ten in the country for the percentage of students gaining a first or 2:1 (78.8%) and completing their degree programmes (95.1%).
Judges also praised the university for its innovative approach to student recruitment this year when it made over 1,000 unconditional offers to applicants who were predicted to get at least AAA at A-level. It helped the university recruit some of the brightest school-leavers in Britain, while taking the pressure off the sixth-formers when they sat their summer examinations in June.
University of Birmingham Vice-Chancellor Professor David Eastwood said: ‘Winning The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year represents a huge team effort. The quality and innovation seen across Birmingham’s bold and sector-leading initiatives has been noted and applauded by this national accolade.’
If you’re keen to find out more about Birmingham, whether you’re a prospective student, a former student, or simply a proud resident of Birmingham that we have an award winning University on our doorstep then visit www.birmingham.ac.uk