22nd September 1999

 

UNI RISES UP THE LEAGUE

 

A national survey of schools of architecture has revealed that the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is moving up the league and is now number one in the region.

 

In figures released by the Higher Education Statistical Agency and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the university’s Hull School of Architecture is in the top three among those from new universities and has moved up to 14th place overall out of the 33 schools in Britain.

 

Regionally, ULH is ranked first for architecture by the two agencies over Huddersfield and Liverpool John Moores University.

 

The survey assessed the quality of the teaching of architecture using various criteria to rate all the institutions which offer the programme, such as research, teaching quality and staff to student ratio.

 

Nationally, ULH’s position is an improvement on last year, rising two places and putting it firmly in the top half of all schools.

 

Head of Architecture Derek Cottrell said: “We have a very hands-on approach with our students which has helped us receive this recognition. We are very pleased to have gone up two places, which we believe is a reflection of the fact that this school delivers to its students.”

 

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Sam Hendley

Press Officer

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