League table success for health professions

1 June 2017

Healthcare students on balcony

This year’s Guardian University league tables have been released and Cardiff University, School of Healthcare Sciences has cemented its burgeoning reputation as one of the very best in the UK.

Cardiff University has achieved 2nd place in the Guardian University league tables 2018: health professions for the second year running. This positions the University’s health subjects as some of the top in the UK. Among the programmes ranked highly are Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging, Radiotherapy and Oncology, Occupational Therapy, Operating Department Practice and Physiotherapy.

The Guardian University league table is widely-respected and the score is based on a variety of measures to include; course satisfaction, teaching satisfaction, student to staff ratio and graduate prospects.

Tiffanie Shawcroft, Cardiff University, Operating Department Practice Student explained why she chose Cardiff University "I have always had a passion for caring for people, especially when they are at their most vulnerable. So when it came to choosing a healthcare degree, there was no doubt in my mind that Cardiff University was the place for me."

"With their outstanding reputation for nurturing and supporting their students, state of the art facilities and knowledgeable lecturers. I knew that this was the place where I could grow and develop my skills, into a fully qualified healthcare professional. I believe choosing to study at Cardiff University, has been one of the most incredible decisions I have made. It will open so many new doors for me and I am excited about what the future now holds."

Deputy Head of School, School of Healthcare Sciences, Dr Shaaron Pratt, said "I am extremely excited to see that in the Guardian University league tables we have been ranked 2nd in the UK for health professions.The rank order is achieved by combining scores for the aspects of university life that matter most to students."

Dr Pratt added "The School’s biggest strength is its people; academics, professional services staff, and students alike. They are what makes the School what it is. Being recognised for our excellence is a demonstration of the positive work we are doing in the generation of knowledge and skills in order to improve health outcomes and healthcare for patients and families."

The Guardian league tables 2018 were released in May 2017 and can be accessed here.

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