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Journalism and public relations retain top spot in Guardian university guide

27 May 2016

The Guardian's university guide 2017 logo
The Guardian university league table was published in May

The Guardian's university guide has ranked Cardiff University 1st for the second successive year in its journalism and public relations league table for 2017.

The School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies secured a perfect score of 100/100 when assessed across criteria such as student staff ratio, spend per student and a graduate's probability of finding a graduate-level job.

When compared to 58 other UK universities and schools in the table, the School’s first place was built upon strong results in the National Student Survey, in which students positively endorsed the quality of teaching and how helpful feedback was.

Dr John Jewell, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies said, "Our undergraduate programmes constantly evolve to reflect changes in journalism, the media and communications, so this outstanding result strongly acknowledges the relevance of our degrees and their success developing the academic, professional and digital literacies of our students.”

"While we do our utmost to provide the best environment possible to study and learn, it is our student community that must be recognised for their enthusiasm, application and commitment, which in turn makes Cardiff such a special place to be."

Head of School Professor Stuart Allan said, “We are delighted by the Guardian’s recognition of our teaching environment and the dedication of our lecturers.

"We are home to some of the world’s leading writers, researchers and thinkers in the fields of journalism, media and public relations and our ranking reflects their efforts to engage with the pressing issues of a digital era whilst we strive to be leading innovators, blending theory with practice in a manner alert to real-world priorities.”

The School also climbed two places in the Media and Film Studies table, from seventh to fifth.

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