WARWICK makes the top 10 once again and Coventry University is shortlisted for ‘UK University of the Year’ in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.
In the overall rankings, Coventry University moved up four places to joint 46th in the UK and 5th in the West Midlands ahead of Birmingham City, Keele, Worcester, Newman, and Wolverhampton universities.
Oxford University won University of the Year, with Queen Mary University as runner-up, while Bath, Strathclyde and Coventry – the only modern university among the finalists – completed the shortlist.
The new Times and Sunday Times 2021 guide, published on Sunday, September 20, ranks Warwick 10th overall in the UK and 19 subject categories were highly rated, including first in the UK for Creative Writing. Other top ranked subjects included German (2nd), Philosophy and Business Studies (both 3rd), economics, education, politics (all 4th), Communications and Media Studies 5th (Film and TV) and Mathematics, including Statistics, 5th and Accounting and Finance (6th).
This is the third league table success for the Russell Group university this month – Warwick was placed eighth in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2021 and in the World University table for 2021 retained its top 100 position of 77th overall and 9th in the UK.
Coventry university, which has campuses in Coventry, London, Scarborough and Wroclaw in Poland, is one of the largest providers of undergraduate education in the UK, committed to excellent teaching, student experience and innovation. In September it has introduced a new innovative digital learning platform across all courses, following a successful pilot project.
Aula’s mobile-first, virtual environment is designed to look and feel like a social media platform, strengthening university teaching whether digital, face-to-face or a blend of both; while Vodafone’s Standalone 5G network on the Coventry campus is enabling lecturers in Health and Life Sciences to push the boundaries of VR teaching.
Zoe Thomas, principal author of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 said: “Coventry University has this year reconfirmed its strong record in our league table, where it is consistently in the top two or three modern universities.
“It has expanded sites across the UK from London to Scarborough while maintaining excellent levels of student satisfaction. Its achievements in our league table are matched by strong performance across our measures of social inclusion – a balance few universities attain.
“This is not the first time we have recognised Coventry in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, it has won our Modern University of the Year award three times, and was named University of the Year for Student Experience in 2018.”
Professor John Latham CBE, Coventry University Vice-Chancellor said:”I am delighted that we have been shortlisted for UK University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, and have also moved up in the rankings.
“This is in recognition of the huge strides we have made in our journey to delivering quality teaching and learning and outstanding student satisfaction. As a modern university with a global outlook, we have led the way in the provision of digital learning, underpinned by the adoption of innovative technologies, including being home to the UK’s first Standalone 5G network.”
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 includes profiles on 135 universities and UK university rankings using the latest data published in the past two months. See here: thetimes.co.uk/article/good-university-guide-in-full-tp6dzs7wn