Posted on 27/05/2015
The Department of Geography at Royal Holloway has been ranked in the top ten geography departments in the UK in today's Guardian 2016 university league tables.
The ranking (the full table is available here) is devised around teaching, and in the variables based around satisfaction (with teaching, courses and feedback) the department comfortably came first in all three. This is further testament to the department's teaching quality, which was recognised in last year's National Student Survey (NSS), in which we scored 100% in physical geography and 99% in human geography (details of which can be found here).
In response to the Guardian league table results, Professor Katie Willis, Head of Department, said 'Our top ten position reflects both the commitment of our staff to deliver high quality teaching, and the contributions of our students whose hard work and engagement in the fieldtrips, student ambassador activities and the Geography Society all contribute to making the Geography Department at Royal Holloway a stimulating and friendly place to study.'
The Department of Geography was also named the No. 2 geography department for research in the REF2014 (details of which can be found here), confirming our position as one of the leading geography departments in the UK.