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The University of St Mark and St John lands top place

Published: Thursday, 12 November 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The University of St Mark and St John has been ranked as the best in the South West of England for education and teacher training in the Complete University Guide. 

The UK’s first ever teacher training college, first established in 1838, has moved up the ranks by a staggering 33 places from 76 to 43. 

Topping the list

As a result, the university has topped the likes of Plymouth University, the University of West England and Bath Spa.

Meanwhile, the University of St Mark and St John also features in the top nationally for graduate prospects in both teacher training and education; with a score of 95 out of 100. 

Professor Cara Aitchison, Vice Chancellor of the University, said that for 177 years this establishment has been focused on providing excellent education to youngsters. 

The hard work of the staff and students will continue to provide an outstanding learning experience, she added. 

Scoring 100% in the survey

The recent success of the university comes off the back of the National Student Survey published earlier this year where the University of St Mark and St John scored 100% on its BEd primary education (early years) and BA children and young people programmes. 

Meanwhile, OFSTED also rated the university’s teacher training as “good with outstanding features in leadership and management”.

Dr Ian Luke, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, commented that these results, coupled with the high levels of student satisfaction are well above the national average, making this university the obvious choice for beginning a career in teaching. 

The university has since developed excellent new models of teacher training as part of a joint venture with Schools Direct which now provides even more provision for trainee teachers. 

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