A league table was released recently in which two of the well known Universities, Oxford and Cambridge, have maintained their lead as the UK's two best universities. It was then followed by Imperial College London and the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Meanwhile, the University of Surrey was named the 'University of the Year' because it “listens to students and targets investment”, seeing it shoot up from 11th in the league table to 8th.
According to Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, University’s vice-chancellor, “You can be research-led but you should have a clear balance between teaching and research. And you have to teach as seriously as anything else you do. We took the NSS seriously at a time when others were making excuses about why things were not as good as students would like.”
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