10th November 1999

 

UNIVERSITY COMPUTING COURSES

NEAR TOP IN RANKINGS

 

Computing courses at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside are among the twenty best in the UK, according to new league tables published this week.

 

The university’s Department of Computing and Communications based in Hull was ranked 19th out of 59 computing departments in yesterday’s Guardian (Tuesday 9th November 1999).

 

“This ranking vindicates the investment we have put into the department in both facilities and development of courses,” commented Roland Stokes, Head of Computing and Communications at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

“It also demonstrates how well we’ve matched what we deliver to our students and what employers want.”

 

Computing courses scored eight out of ten for spending per student, six out of six for student to staff ratio and five out of six for students’ job prospects.

 

“We’ve always known that our students have excellent employment prospects and that they make the transition very easily from studying to holding down a well paid job,” Mr Stokes added.

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside was ranked above institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Sheffield and UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology) in the league table.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk