News archive 2005
King's second in student survey04 Oct 2005, PR 82/05
A new league table, compiled by internet search engine Yell.com, ranks Britain's top 20 universities according to the number of ‘social' services they offer students, instead of looking at more conventional measures such as quality of teaching, student-staff ratios and graduate prospects.
The search engine based its findings on its database of businesses, shops and services to find the number of pubs, off-licences, nightclubs, discos, fancy dress hire shops, pizza delivery and takeaway outlets within each university town or city.
Nottingham is best for a beer, getting top marks for the most pubs. While students at King's have the best all-round night out with plenty of clubs as well as takeaways to round off the evening. Glasgow is the place to be if you need an outfit for a fresher's week fancy dress party, the table shows.
Yell.com's university league table top five:
1 London School of Economics
2 King's College London
3 University of Bath
4 University of Newcastle
5 University of Durham
Notes to editors
King's College London
King's College London is the fourth oldest university in England with more than 13,700 undergraduates and nearly 5,600 graduate students in nine schools of study based at five London campuses. It is a member of the Russell Group: a coalition of the UK's major research-based universities. The College has had 24 of its subject-areas awarded the highest rating of 5* and 5 for research quality, demonstrating excellence at an international level, and it has recently received an excellent result in its audit by the Quality Assurance Agency.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, international relations, medicine, nursing and the sciences, and has played major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of health care professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres – more than any other university.
King's is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings, with income from grants and contracts of more than £114 million, and has anannual income of more than £369 million.
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