Hat-trick for UWIC

Posted on 16 June 2010
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The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) is celebrating a great hat-trick after being ranked as the top new university in Wales by three essential national university guides in less than a month.

The most recent guide, the Guardian University Guide 2011 which is published today (Tuesday 8th June), shows that as well as retaining its top new university title, UWIC also leapt up 8 places in the league table to be among the top three universities in Wales.

Added to this, the Cardiff School of Education showed that it remains the premier provider of teacher training in Wales, by being ranked as top in the country and in the top 20 for the whole of the UK.

Highlighting its commitment to excellence, UWIC scored highly across a range of aspects including student satisfaction ratings, career prospects and entry tariff.

Richard Moremon, UWIC’s Director of Marketing and Communications said: “We are proud of our reputation for making sure that the needs of our students are always put first, so it is fantastic that our work in this area is reflected in another outstanding performance in this national guide.”

“Being ranked among the top three universities in Wales highlights our continued progress and with a £50m investment in our facilities well underway we hope to continue to meet the demands of our students now and in the future,” he added.

UWIC’s commitment to promoting student employability is also applauded in the guide, which states: “UWIC is one of the leading new universities in Wales, mainly due to its career-orientated courses that make graduates popular with employers.”

This latest success for UWIC comes less than a month after it was named as Wales’ Top University in both the Complete University Guide published in the Independent and in the Times Good University Guide 2011.

It also means that UWIC is now on course to repeat its success of 2009 where it was ranked top new university in Wales by all four major national university guides.

UWIC is part of the ‘University of Wales Alliance’ which includes the University of Wales; Swansea Metropolitan University; University of Wales Newport; Glyndŵr University and the newly formed University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Notes to editors

1. To view the Guardian Good University Guide please visit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2010/jun/04/university-league-table

For more information about UWIC: http://www.uwic.ac.uk/

For more information on The University of Wales please visit: www.wales.ac.uk

For press and media information, please contact Tom Barrett, Communications Officer, University of Wales: t.barrett@wales.ac.uk

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