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University of Warwick ranked first for quality of teaching

The University of Warwick has been named University of the Year for Teaching Quality in The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide for 2021 and runner-up for University of the Year 2022.

The guide suggests the reasons behind these awards lie in the results of the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) and Warwick’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

It states: “Winner of our University of the Year for Teaching Quality award, Warwick has never been outside the top ten in our academic ranking, and moves up two places this year.

“It landed our teaching prize, along with being runner-up for University of the Year, thanks to strong student endorsement of its Covid response, expressed through this year’s National Student Survey (NSS).”

The NSS saw several successes for the university with rankings of third amongst the Russell Group and 13th in the UK for overall satisfaction.

The guide also places the University of Warwick as eighth in the UK overall, and the best in the West Midlands.

“This tremendous result is down to the tenacity, the integrity, and the sheer hard work of our entire Warwick community”

–Stuart Croft

Similar results can be seen in the Guardian University Guide 2022 which puts Warwick sixth nationally (rising from eighth last year) and a ranking of 78th in the world in the Times Higher Education.

Vice Chancellor Stuart Croft commented on the result: “This tremendous result is down to the tenacity, the integrity, and the sheer hard work of our entire Warwick community — in the face of unprecedented global disruption and difficulty.

“Thank you to our students and staff who have pulled together this year, adapting to new ways of living, working, and learning, while continuing to provide the world-class teaching and research of which we are all so proud.”

Chris Hughes, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) added: ““This is wonderful news. The last eighteen months have been extremely taxing for both our students and our staff.

“Transforming a lively, on campus student experience into an effective and still personal online experience practically overnight is something none of us ever thought we would have to be doing.

“And yet my colleagues and their students came together to make it work and did a, quite frankly, sterling job. I am so incredibly pleased to see their work recognised today.”

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