BU jumps three places in the Student League Table


The time has come around again for students across many different universities to voice their opinions about their chosen university to see who can claim top spot in the annual league table.

As this is a student based league table, students are asked to review and analyse their university in a number of different categories.

The league ranks 125 universities across 10 categories including job prospects, courses and lecturers, student union, accommodation, city life, clubs and societies, facilities, support services and a general overall rating.

But the question is who has won top spot this year?

In 2015, Whatuni released their then current rankings based on the reviews of 20,000 students, with Loughborough University claiming top spot, followed by Harper Adams University and Swansea University in second and third.

However, this year has seen the university of Harper Adams pip Loughborough to the top spot, with Loughborough finishing in second and Swansea in third.

The Harper Adams University came top in two separate categories including job prospects and student support and also scored highly in facilities, accommodation and student union.

In reference to our very own Bournemouth University, in 2015, BU placed 66th in the student league table, Uni2whereas this year, 2016, we improved to 63rd!

In addition, BU has also risen from 71st to 63rd in the Guardian’s 2016 university league table, jumping a whole 11 places.

Professor John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University, commented on this, stating that the league table rise further confirms the university’s upward trajectory and it recognises the hard work and commitment of the whole of the BU community.

The rise in the 2016 university league tables overall continues to underline BU’s commitment to becoming a top 40 university by 2018.

CLICK HERE to see the full 2016 list of top universities as rated by students.