EDA soars 17 places in Guardian League Table 2014

EDA is delighted to announce its dramatic entry into the top ten of the Guardian University League Table 2014 for Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) with an overall 7th place and a score of 100% for student satisfaction.Commenting on the achievement, Professor Sarah Spurgeon, Head of School, said ‘This is a tremendous outcome which is the result of a real team effort, and a testament to how hard our staff have been working not only to meet students’ needs, but to exceed their expectations, and deliver a high quality overall experience. We remain committed to enhancing our performance and reputation and our focus remains on doing all we can to prepare students for graduate-level employment, notably through excellent teaching, placements, work experience and international opportunities.’The University of Kent is now in the top 20 of UK universities, according to the Guardian University Guide 2014 – a rise of two places from last year. This position, combined with the University’s third place for overall satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey (2012) and other recent league table achievements, including being ranked 28th out of 124 UK institutions in the Complete University Guide 2014 and 28th in the Sunday Times League Table 2013, confirms Kent’s position in the top tier of UK universities.As Kent approaches its 50th anniversary it also has found itself ranked among the top 80 ‘under 50’ universities in the world by the Times Higher Education in what the publication describes as a celebration of universities ‘that have reached the top of the global academy in decades, not centuries’. The Guardian’s league table ranks 119 higher education institutions in Britain, using a complex algorithm that takes in data from a variety of sources, including the National Student Survey, and a set of metrics including staff/student ratios, expenditure, entry scores and career prospects, among others.