Southampton top for Electronics in Guardian University ratings
Southampton again leads UK university ratings for electronics and electrical engineering, according to The Guardian University Guide 2008, published today (1 May).
For the second year running Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Southampton has received the top rating from The Guardian, which judges teaching, staff-student ratio, expenditure on student, value added, A level entry points, and importantly, job prospects. The Guardian also considers student satisfaction results from the National Student Survey and, on both of these counts and on teaching, Southampton scores particularly high.
Computer Science comes fifth in the league tables, running close to York and Bangor. Again job prospects for Southampton Computer Science are particularly high.
'These are excellent results', said Professor Wendy Hall, Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science. 'We know that ECS is a great place to study and work, but it's good to see this reflected in external rankings. We're particularly pleased with the excellent job prospects for our students underlined by The Guardian, since this fully endorses the high quality of education which we are able to offer across all our degree courses.'
The University of Southampton comes 13th in The Guardian League Tables.