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WSA ranks 3rd in The Guardian best UK universities 2022

4 October 2021

Bute building
Bute Building, Welsh School of Architecture

The Welsh School of Architecture has been ranked the third best university for architecture in the UK in The Guardian University Guide.

The Guardian University Guide is used predominantly by prospective students looking to choose the best university for their needs, helping them to plan their future. Unlike other league tables, the Guardian rankings focus on the things that matter most to students, such as good teaching and job prospects, rather than basing them on academic research.

The Guide ranks universities through eight different scores, which form a total out of 100. These include what students say about their teaching, feedback and the course itself in the annual National Student Survey.

The rankings also look at how big class sizes are through the student-to-staff ratio and how much universities spend on teaching per student, as well as students’ A-level grades and whether their academic performance improves at university (the value-added score), and how likely they are to continue with their course, there is also data on how many students get graduate jobs 15 months after leaving university.

The Welsh School of Architecture is thrilled to have scored 85.8 out of 100 placing third in the tables for architecture behind Cambridge University and UCL. Reflecting on the results, Head of School Dr Juliet Davis said:

‘We are both proud and delighted that the School has, once again, demonstrated its strengths through this result. While it would be wrong to take strong performance in this league table for granted, the result gives confidence in our direction, our mission and our sustained efforts as a School.’

To find out more about architecture courses at the Welsh School of Architecture please visit the course pages.

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