The Guardian University Guide 2017 reveals that Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham has risen ten places to sixth in the UK. The discipline has also been recognised as fifth in the Russell Group, rising eight places since last year’s league table. The survey highlighted that 90% of Birmingham’s Civil Engineering students are satisfied with their course. Learn more on the Guardian website.

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Professor John Bridgeman, Head of Department said:
"We are enormously pleased that the excellent overall student experience in the Department of Civil Engineering has been recognised by the Guardian League Table.  The Department has achieved some of the highest scores for teaching quality, feedback and overall satisfaction with the course, which is a testament to the hard work of our staff in delivering our range of degree programmes.”

The Guardian’s league tables rank universities according to: spending per student; the student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual National Student Survey (NSS). 

The tables are compiled under guidance by an expert review group of professionals from UK universities. The group meets regularly to monitor changes in subject areas and the way data is collected to ensure the Guardian University Guide is as relevant to students as possible.