BOTH Bournemouth universities have fallen down the national rankings, according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Bournemouth University, the ninth ranked university in the South West, has plummeted outside of the top 100 universities in the UK, falling 38 places from 68 to 106 from 2020 and 2021

A spokesman from the university said: "We are disappointed to see our ranking in this year’s Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

"Providing an excellent student experience is at the heart of our university vision and ethos and we are listening, engaging and acting to ensure we deliver for our students.  

"University rankings only show a partial picture of a university’s overall contribution, and we remain proud of our work in education, in research and in practice."

In comparison, Arts University Bournemouth have dropped 25 positions nationally from 54 to 79, but remains sixth in the South West.

An AUB Spokesperson said: “As a sector-leading specialist university, we are disappointed to see results fall, in line with other universities, as demonstrated in this year’s The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.  

“However, we are incredibly proud of our current and graduating students and their outstanding achievements over the past year, and we celebrate their contribution to our creative community.   

“After a challenging year, we were delighted to host a spectacular in-person Graduation event for our outgoing graduates in July, and we're looking forward to welcoming our biggest-ever cohort of undergraduate students onto campus later this month."  

After a year of closed campuses and a move to online learning, the new edition of the Good University Guide reveals most universities have seen a dramatic drop in student satisfaction and teaching quality scores in the latest National Student Survey.

Only two universities, Imperial College London and the University of Surrey, saw an improvement in student satisfaction scores between 2020 and 2021. 

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