Scottish University of the Year 2018

Scottish University of the Year 2018

The University of Glasgow has been named Scottish University of the Year 2018 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

We were also shortlisted for the UK University of the Year award, having jumped nine places into the top 20. We saw improvements in rankings for

  • graduate prospects
  • completion rates [the proportion of students graduating with a first or 2:1 is above 83%]
  • teaching quality
  • student experience
  • entry standards

We are also ranked 1st in the subjects of animal science, dentistry and education.

"Glasgow is in the midst of one of the biggest capital spends for a Scottish university - around £1bn over the next decade - with the redevelopment of the former Western Infirmary site, which will reshape the city's West End. It is a great example of the transformational role that can be played by universities, not just in individual lives but in communities more widely and in regional and national domains. It recruits internationally based on its outstanding reputation for research, and it has avoided the pitfalls of others in Scotland in being able to provide a student-centric undergraduate experience alongside that. Glasgow's success in the annual National Student Survey is no accident - and neither is its recognition in our University of the Year awards for 2018."

Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide

Staff and students on being named Scottish University of the Year:

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow

Aamer Anwar, Rector of the University of Glasgow

Kate Powell, President of the SRC