Published: 04 June 2013

Number one in Hospitality and Tourism for the fifth year in a row

The School of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Surrey has been ranked number one in the Guardian University Guide 2014, the fifth consecutive year that Surrey has topped the rankings in the subject.

One of the most prestigious rankings tables in the UK, the Guardian University Guide has again placed Surrey some distance ahead of the competition in the Tourism, transport and travel subject area. The School has now enjoyed its preeminent position in the tables since the 2010 guide.

Topping the Guardian rankings is particularly pleasing for the School, as the methodology used for the tables places particular emphasis on areas like student satisfaction survey results.

The School’s continued success stems from a number of other factors, too: constantly rising entry tariffs that ensure only the best students are admitted, world-class academics who are experts in their respective fields, and a truly international approach that offers more opportunities than ever both for undergraduates to study abroad and for the best international students to come to Surrey.

All this is combined with the School’s unsurpassed industry connections – reflected both in the relevance of the programmes offered and in the record number of Professional Training placements available – which give students a real advantage in their graduate prospects and future careers.

The Guardian ranking is the latest accolade in a string of good news, coming shortly after Surrey became the first university to receive the prestigious Tourism Society Award, a recognition of its sustained commitment to excellence in the tourism industry.

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