St Andrews named Scottish university of the year

Sunday 10 September 2006

The University of St Andrews has been named Scottish university of the year by the Sunday Times University Guide. The University was rated top in Scotland and 10th in the UK.

The Sunday Times attributed the award to the University’s ‘consistently outstanding teaching and research’, combined with its ‘runaway success’ in the national student survey. The survey, carried out earlier this year, measured student satisfaction with teaching and resources at their university. St Andrews students rated themselves third most satisfied in the UK.

The result of the survey, alongside consistently low drop- out rates and continued rising applications, brought the University back into the UK’s top ten.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang said, “It is reputation, but reputation backed up by results. We have maintained our reputation by continually turning in good results.”

Steve Magee, Vice Principal (External Relations) said, “With the highly competitive nature of higher education domestically and internationally, it is extremely gratifying to see Scottish universities maintaining a high profile, not only in the minds of academics for research and teaching strengths, but amongst an increasingly discerning and quality conscious student audience.”

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