Guardian University Guide 2018

The School of Geography and the Environment has retained its top ranking in the 'Geography and Environmental Studies' subject league table in the 2018 Guardian University Guide.

Professor Heather Viles, Head of the School of Geography and the Environment, said: "I am delighted to see that our excellence has been recognised again in the Guardian's University Guide. Our staff work incredibly hard to produce top quality research with clear societal impacts, as well as to provide first-rate teaching for our extremely talented students. As a result, the School of Geography and the Environment is a vibrant and high achieving community."

The Guardian University Guide is compiled by an expert review group of professionals from UK universities who combine scores for the aspects of university life that matter most to students - including how good the teaching is, whether students receive regular feedback, what other students think of the course, and the job prospects for graduates. The tables have been compiled for the Guardian by Intelligent Metrix, an independent consultancy that specialises in measuring performance in higher education. The rankings are based on official data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) and on the National Student Survey, published by Hefce.