Student Experience Survey 2018: best UK universities for industry connections

The best universities in the UK for industry connections – as decided by current students – have been revealed

March 22 2018
Student Experience Survey 2018: best universities for industry connections

View the overall results of the 2018 Student Experience Survey

Many students heading off to university want to be sure that their institution has good connections with industry. Opportunities to secure work placements, and to learn from the expertise of practising professionals in the “real world”, can be invaluable additions to the academic side of a student’s time in higher education.

As part of the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, more than 20,000 students were asked the extent to which they agreed that their university had good industry connections. 


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The best UK universities for industry connections 2018

Rank University name Good industry connections score
1 Harper Adams University 90.8
2 Loughborough University 88.8
3 University of Bath 87.5
4 Royal Veterinary College 86.4
5 London School of Economics and Political Science 86.0
6 Imperial College London 85.3
7 University of Surrey 82.5
8 University of Leeds 82.3
9 University of Cambridge 81.5
=10 Falmouth University 81.4
=10 Robert Gordon University 81.4
12 University of Warwick 80.9
13 Heriot-Watt University 80.8
14 University of Oxford 80.5
=15 University of the Arts London 80.3
=15 Norwich University of the Arts 80.3
17 Aston University 80.0
18 Teesside University 79.9
19 University of Strathclyde 79.8
20 University of Nottingham 79.5
21 University of Manchester 79.2
=22 Northumbria University 78.8
=22 Southampton Solent University 78.8
=24 Queen's University Belfast 78.1
=24 Swansea University 78.1
=26 Sheffield Hallam University 77.9
=26 Bournemouth University 77.9
=28 Nottingham Trent University 77.8
=28 King's College London 77.8
30 University of Sheffield 77.7
=31 Edge Hill University 77.6
=31 De Montfort University 77.6
33 University of Derby 77.4
34 University of Birmingham 77.1
35 Glasgow Caledonian University 77.0
36 University of Chichester 76.9
=37 Coventry University 76.6
=37 St George's, University of London 76.6
=39 Newcastle University 76.4
=39 University of Exeter 76.4
41 University of Southampton 76.3
=42 Staffordshire University 76.1
=42 UCL 76.1
=42 Bucks New University 76.1
45 University of Salford 75.9
=46 University of Gloucestershire 75.3
=46 University of Huddersfield 75.3
=48 University of Reading 75.2
=48 University of Sunderland 75.2
50 University of Hertfordshire 74.8
=51 University of Bristol 74.7
=51 University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) 74.7
53 Liverpool John Moores University 74.5
=54 University of York 74.3
=54 Cardiff University 74.3
=56 Durham University 74.2
=56 Manchester Metropolitan University 74.2
=56 Birmingham City University 74.2
=56 City, University of London 74.2
60 University of St Andrews 74.1
=61 Plymouth University 73.7
=61 Brunel University London 73.7
63 University of Stirling 73.5
=64 Lancaster University 73.4
=64 University of Lincoln 73.4
66 University of East London 73.2
=67 University of Chester 73.0
=67 University of Hull 73.0
69 University of West London 72.9
=70 University of Edinburgh 72.8
=70 Edinburgh Napier University 72.8
=70 University of South Wales 72.8
73 London South Bank University 72.6
74 Cardiff Metropolitan University 72.5
75 University of Glasgow 72.4
=76 University of Liverpool 72.3
=76 University of Portsmouth 72.3
78 University of Cumbria 72.1
=79 University of Dundee 72.0
=79 Bangor University 72.0
=81 University of Sussex 71.9
=81 Canterbury Christ Church University 71.9
=83 Ulster University 71.7
=83 University of Wolverhampton 71.7
85 University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) 71.6
=86 University of Essex 71.5
=86 University of Bradford 71.5
88 University of Greenwich 71.4
89 Birkbeck, University of London 71.3
90 Oxford Brookes University 71.2
91 University of Worcester 71.1
92 University of Westminster 71.0
93 Keele University 70.8
=94 Royal Holloway, University of London 70.7
=94 University of Central Lancashire 70.7
96 University of Wales Trinity Saint David 70.5
97 University of East Anglia (UEA) 70.4
98 Queen Mary, University of London 70.3
99 Kingston University 70.1
100 Leeds Beckett University 69.9
101 University of Aberdeen 69.7
=102 York St John University 69.6
=102 London Metropolitan University 69.6
104 University of Leicester 69.2
105 Bath Spa University 69.1
=106 Aberystwyth University 69.0
=106 University of Brighton 69.0
108 University of Northampton 68.5
=109 Anglia Ruskin University 68.4
=109 University of Bedfordshire 68.4
111 University of Kent 68.2
112 Goldsmiths, University of London 67.4
=113 Middlesex University 67.3
=113 University of the West of Scotland 67.3
115 University of Winchester 65.8
116 University of Roehampton 64.5

Read more: How work experience can help you get ahead at university

 

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