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Harper Adams excels in Sunday Times University Guide

Posted 1 October 2012

The subject areas, with their accent on the practical, translate into the lowest graduate unemployment rate of any university.

This photograph of recent graduate, Aled John, featured in the guide.

Harper Adams is this morning celebrating six years as the UK's best University College, as revealed in the newly-published Sunday Times University Guide 2013.

The University College is also hailed by the guide as the best UK higher education institution for graduate employability and third best for teaching excellence - behind only the Open University and Cambridge.

And Harper Adams sits joint fifth (third based on equal scores) in the Sunday Times student satisfaction table, based on the results of the National Student Survey, published just last week.

Guide editor Alastair McCall writes: "Students like the Harper Adams experience, consistently ranking it among the top 10 institutions in the country for teaching excellence and for overall satisfaction with their choice of course and college. This sustained success has cemented Harper Adams' position as the leading university college in our guide once more.

"...Students are more than just a number at Harper Adams and the low dropout rate reflects that. The subject areas, with their accent on the practical, translate into the lowest graduate unemployment rate of any university."

Welcoming the 2013 guide, Harper Adams Principal Dr David Llewellyn said: "We could not be more pleased with this tremendous set of results.  The indicators in which we have scored well are some of the most important to students and recognise our efforts to give them a fantastic experience at Harper Adams.   They also reflect the hard work of our dedicated team of staff whose efforts continue to make such a huge contribution to our success.

The Sunday Times University Guide draws information from the National Student Survey, the 2008 (most recent) Research Assessment Exercise, Higher Education Statistics Agency,  and a questionnaire sent to every institution, renewed annually.

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