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Law school rises to 11th in Guardian University league table

Press release issued: 7 June 2018

The Guardian University League table 2019 saw the Law School positioned as a top 11 UK Law School, ranking 8th in England and Wales.

Significant investment in additional members of staff, which has led to improved staff-student ratios, and increasingly positive feedback from students in the National Student Survey, has resulted in a leap from 37th to 11th (8th in England and Wales) for the Law School in this year's Guardian University League table. 

Head of School, Professor Joanne Conaghan, said:

"This is wonderful news. We have worked hard over the past few years to improve all areas of the student experience. It is heartwarming to see that our many initiatives are already clearly delivering for students."

This year the Guardian also introduced a measure for student continuation after the first year, in which the Law School performed very well. 

"In the first year we do a lot with students to help them visualise their longer term prospects both in and out of law. The transition from school to university can be tough, particularly when the university has high-level entry criteria, like us. It is important to provide context so students can balance their long term goals with the day to day reality of studying alongside some of the brightest in the country."

Review and development of assessment and feedback provision in the School has also contributed to the improved 'satisfaction' marker, which is taken from the National Student Survey.

Further information

The Law School was recently listed as a top 50 Law School in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Law 2018), with the University of Bristol listed as fourth most targeted university by top UK employers (High Fliers 2018).

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