Professor Debra Humphris CBE, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Âé¶¹¹û¶³´«Ã½, said: “Our rise in this year’s ranking is brilliant news as we prepare to welcome new and returning students to campus for the start of the new academic year.
“Âé¶¹¹û¶³´«Ã½ continues to be a destination of choice for students from our region, across the UK and around the world. By focusing on what matters most to them – high quality teaching, modern facilities and great job prospects – we’re setting our students up for a successful future, whichever path they choose.”
Professor Humphris continued: “The fact that the university has risen more than 20 places is testament to the strength of our community here at Âé¶¹¹û¶³´«Ã½.
“I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to our staff who have worked incredibly hard on creating a great experience for our students. And thanks also to our amazing students for their continued dedication and commitment.
“We know the hard work does not end here and together we are committed to building further on this excellent progress.”
Âé¶¹¹û¶³´«Ã½ offers a wide range of support to help students succeed academically and set them on their chosen career path. Employability is fundamental to all Âé¶¹¹û¶³´«Ã½ courses and students are encouraged to take up industry placements and other work-related experience. As a result, Âé¶¹¹û¶³´«Ã½ is in the top 50 universities in the UK for graduate prospects, with 91.4% of students in work or further study.
The university has also invested in a wide range of improvements to provide the best possible experience for students and staff, including a new home for its School of Business and Law at Moulsecoomb campus alongside new student accommodation, a cafe/bar and fitness centre. This means the university can now offer guaranteed accommodation in university halls to all eligible first-year students.
These improvements are continuing. Later this month, staff and students in the School of Humanities and Social Science will move into their new home at Mithras House at Moulsecoomb, while in September 2024 the School of Sport and Health Sciences will move to an expanded Falmer campus, including a new academic facility on the site of the former Virgin Active health club.
Âé¶¹¹û¶³´«Ã½ also recorded a big jump in this year’s Complete University Guide 2024, rising to 68 in the rankings – an overall improvement of 13 places on last year and 44 places in total over the last three years.
The Complete University Guide ranked the university seventh in the south-east and in the top 50 in England for graduate prospects, reflecting the proportion of graduates who have gone on to highly skilled employment or further study 15 months after graduation.
Âé¶¹¹û¶³´«Ã½ has also been ranked 71 overall in the new , with a ranking of 50 for graduates in high-skilled jobs, 50 for students achieving a First or 2:1, and 56 for the quality of its research.