Royal Holloway Rises to Become a Top 20 UK University

News Editor | James Neal

Royal Holloway has risen five places to 19th place in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. The national rankings, published on Sunday, the 22nd of September, includes the performance of universities in the 2019 NSS, with Holloway students reporting a satisfaction score of 88% and other factors such as, degree results, employment rates and course completion numbers. 

Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, sees the universities ‘heavy recent investment’ – that is, the new Beatrice Shilling Building and our £57m Library and Student Service centre – as investments that have set up the ‘university well for the future’. Moreover, the university will shortly start work on an ‘enterprise centre’, which will seek to become a regional ‘centre of excellence’, in supporting businesses with regards to cyber security and data analytics. This demonstrates the extensive ambitions of Royal Holloway university, after three successive rises in the rankings.

Paul Layzell, Royal Holloway’s Principal, responded to the rankings, stating: ‘We are delighted to be recognised as a top 20 UK university in this prestigious league table. Rising five places this year and being shortlisted for University of the Year reflects our commitment to our students and the quality of the education we offer here at Royal Holloway.’

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