4th best in UK

Durham slips one place to 4th in the Sunday Times UNAY rankings

Durham has maintained its reputation for academic excellence coming 4th overall in The Sunday Times university rankings.

Despite falling one place Durham has enjoyed a successful academic year having earlier been accepted into the elite Russell Group of research universities.

Average graduate salaries were high at £23,334 with 84% of students gaining employment in their first year after leaving.

Archie Dallas, students’ union president, didn’t have much to say about the rankings but was happy to tell The Sunday Times about Durham’s worst feature: “the hills – you’ll have rock-solid calves on graduation”.

Stats at a glance

Student satisfaction 89%

Unemployment 7.6%

Firsts and 2:1’s 81.8%

Drop out rate 2.4%

Undergrads 11,299

Postgrads 3,153

Teaching staff 735

Student / staff ratio 15:1

State school 59.5%

Lowest social classes 14%