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Durham University

Durham University News


Durham ranked fifth in the UK

(7 June 2019)

We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Durham. Now, our University has once again been ranked fifth in the Guardian University Guide (2020), maintaining our position from last year and achieving our third consecutive year in the top five of this influential guide.

Highlighting our outstanding student experience and cutting-edge teaching, the Guardian University Guide 2020 ranks English as top in the UK. We now have 19 subjects ranked in the top ten, with eight of these placed in the top five.

Highlighting success

The Guardian University Guide looks at student experience, employability and student outcomes.

 Our success highlights not only our teaching excellence, but also how their time at Durham is an important first step for our students, preparing them to go out in the world and do outstanding things.

These results follow Durham’s recent success in the Complete University Guide, where our sixth place puts us firmly in the UK top ten – for the twelfth consecutive year.


Investing in the future

At Durham, we aim to create a truly inspiring student experience for everyone, not least by investing in our facilities. Our new sports complex will allow our athletes to compete at the highest levels of British University Sport and encourage students, staff and our local community to participate in sport.

Meanwhile in the heart of historic Durham City, and following a £2 million renovation, we are looking forward to the grand re-opening of our very own Student Theatre, The Assembly Rooms.

Whatever new experiences you’re looking for, you’ll find your place in Durham.


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