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Welsh University of the Year 2023

16 September 2022

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Cardiff University has retained the title of “Welsh University of the Year” in the latest The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Published today (Friday 16 September 2022) The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 also sees the University remain Wales’s highest ranked University and jump ten places to 25th spot amongst UK universities.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan said: “This is excellent news, especially given the continued exceptional challenges our staff and students have faced over the last twelve months.

“Retaining the Welsh University of the Year title is a fitting tribute to the immense dedication of our academic and professional services staff. It is testimony to their committed efforts to deliver an outstanding experience for our students and undertake excellent research in difficult circumstances.

“It is also pleasing to see the rise of ten places in our UK position. We are not complacent, however, nor are we driven by rankings alone. We want to improve as a University for the benefit of our staff and students, and to fulfil our obligations to society more broadly.”

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 highlights that Cardiff University remains in the top 20 for graduate prospects, based on a survey of those in highly skilled work or further study within 15 months, with 90 per cent of the work the University submitted to the latest Research Excellence Framework survey achieving the top two ratings of world-leading or internationally excellent.

With new programmes introduced in 2021-22, the Guide notes that demand for places is on the up, rising by 15 per cent in the 2021 admissions cycle to a new high.

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, remains one of the most definitive rankings for UK universities and includes profiles of 135 UK universities.

A fully searchable website with university profiles and 70 subject tables is available here.

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