Warwick named top university in the Midlands

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The University of Warwick.

THE University of Warwick is the top-ranked university in the West Midlands, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Warwick, which has a campus in Wellesbourne, has, however, fallen two places in this year’s national league table to ninth.

According to the guide, the university has has the joint fourth highest paid graduates in the UK, and the best in the region, with a median salary six months after graduating of £25,000.

It is also the favourite choice of recruiters for companies listed in this year’s list of The Times’ Top 100 Graduate Employers.

Although it scores poorly in the guide’s analysis of the teaching quality outcomes in this summer’s National Student Survey (ranking 87th in the UK on this measure), its 95.1 per cent completion rate is the ninth highest in the country.

It was also rated in the guide as the best university in the UK for creative writing.

The Times and The Sunday Times Midlands university league table.

Warwick has expanded its undergraduate intake by almost 30 per cent since 2012, the first year of £9,000 fees.

A £250million investment programme on its campus is under way, and the £150million Centre for National Automotive Innovation, where research engineers from car manufacturers will work closely with Warwick Manufacturing Group, is nearing completion.

The centre is part-funded by Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors and will include the world’s most adaptable simulator for driverless car research.

There are also plans to turn the Wellesbourne campus into an innovation centre with the plan launched at the prestigious four-day MIPIM in Cannes in the south of France earlier this year.

The new edition of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 is published over three days, beginning with a free 96-page supplement published this weekend in The Sunday Times.

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