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Mechanical Engineering: Teaching at its best

In addition to featuring in the top 10 for Mechanical Engineering in the UK, The Sunday Times University Guide has ranked Leeds number 1 out of all Russell Group universities for mechanically based engineering for the second year running, with 87% of our students rating our teaching as excellent.

According to Sean Coughlan, the BBC’s education correspondent “The Russell Group represents some of the most prestigious universities in the UK” and in 2012 the group expanded to include 4 more elite universities including Durham, Exeter and Queen Mary, London. Even with this expanded group, the 2013 Guide shows Leeds’ score of 87% for Teaching Excellence once again puts it clearly at the top of this prestigious group, recognising the excellent student experience within the School.

*Mechanically based Engineering includes Mechanical, Automotive, Medical, Aeronautical Engineering and Product Design

The Sunday Times University Guide

Russell Group Universities
Teaching Excellence
Rank
 
2012
2013
 
University of Leeds
82.7
86.8
1
Durham University
68.8
83.3
2
Queen's University, Belfast
68.3
83.1
3
King's College London -
80.3
4
University of Cambridge
79.4
79.3
5
University of Nottingham
77.6
79.3
6
Cardiff University
75.2
77.8
7
University of Exeter
80.8
77.6
8
Imperial College London
65.1
77.4
9
University of Sheffield
71.7
77.0
10
University of Oxford
-
75.3
11
Queen Mary, London
73.8
73.2
12
University of Glasgow
69.5
72.7
13
Newcastle University
70.6
72.1
14
University of Bristol
72.9
72.0
15
University of Southampton
70.8
71.4
16
University of Birmingham
72.3
70.9
17
University of Warwick
71.0
69.5
18
University of Manchester
61.4
64.8
19
University of Liverpool
72.8
63.3
20
University College London
59.3
58.5
21
University of Edinburgh
61.3
57.8
22
Other Non Russell Group
University of Bath
82.9
85.2
-
Loughborough University
79.6
81.8
-
Brunel University
77.7
75.3
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