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Stirling ranked top in the UK for Social Work

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The University of Stirling has risen eight places in the Complete University Guide league table and has been ranked top in the UK for Social Work in the 2017 rankings.

The University has now moved to 39th in the overall table, the institution’s highest ranking since 2009.

Other subjects ranked in the top 20 include: Marketing (2nd in Scotland) and Communication and Media Studies ranked 2nd in Scotland and 18th in the UK.

Dr Joanne Westwood, Head of Social Work at the University of Stirling, said:

“We are thrilled at this accolade which is testament to the outstanding and highly motivated team we have here in the subject group, and to the fabulous students we have year after year.

“We work closely with agencies across central Scotland to ensure our students get excellent practice learning opportunities, and with Unity service user and carer group who make a tremendous contribution to our students’ understanding of social work practice. We are immensely proud of our Social Work programmes and of the work our students undertake and we know that their work makes a significant difference to people’s lives.”

Dr Bernard Kingston, principal author of the Complete University Guide, said: "The league tables, taken with the rankings for specific subjects, offer would-be students an accurate and independent guide to the UK university system.”

For further information please visit the Complete University Guide website here

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