Computing leaps up 12 places in prestigious league table
The Complete University Guide 2016 reveals a dramatic rise for Surrey’s Computing degree programmes, which now rank within the top 20.
The league table ranks the University of Surrey 20th out of 105 UK institutions for Computing, representing a rise of 12 places since the last figures. This consolidates the subject’s success in the other major league tables in recent years, including The Guardian University Guide 2015, which ranked Surrey’s Computing programmes ninth best within the UK.
Overall, the University has risen four places to become eighth best university in the UK, reflecting the level of investment Surrey has put into learning and teaching across the board.
The Complete University Guide is based on performance in a number of key areas including student satisfaction, entry standards, graduate job prospects and quality of research. According to the league table, 90 per cent of Surrey Computing graduates are employed within six months of completing their degree.
Surrey’s Computing programmes also score very highly for student satisfaction: in the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS), students gave the programmes a course satisfaction rate of 88 per cent, and a teaching satisfaction rate of 85 per cent.
Computing at Surrey is a dynamic discipline which has enjoyed a number of successes over the past year. The recently opened Surrey Centre for Cyber Security has been recognised by the UK government as an Academic Centre of Excellence, while – in a world-first – an advanced verifiable electronic voting system developed by researchers in the Department of Computing has been successfully been used in a large-scale political election in Victoria, Australia.
Dr Helen Treharne, Head of Surrey’s Department of Computing, said, “The Complete University Guide 2016 results demonstrate that our continued effort in delivering the highest quality programmes is really paying off. With a strong focus on industrial relevance and our renowned Professional Training placement programme playing an integral part of our programmes, we are able to equip students with the skills they need to succeed in this exciting sector.”
The league table, full methodology and other information are available on the Complete University Guide website.