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The 2025 Complete University Guide (CUG) League Table has ranked BA (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology at Solent University, Southampton best in the country for student satisfaction.

23rd May 2024
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Awarded the top spot out of 50 other institutions in the latest CUG results, Architectural Design and Technology at Solent stands out as the best in the UK when it comes to not only delivering on, but exceeding, student expectations.

In a highly competitive market, factors such as the state-of-the-art architectural technology studio; professional body accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT); the chance to work on real projects with clients; and being located at the heart of a constantly developing city all contributed to Solent’s best in the country ranking.

Sarah Radif, Head of Science and Engineering at Solent, says:

“Preparing students for a bright future and helping them grow into confident individuals ready to contribute to wider society often involves a great deal of energy which our fantastic tutors happily provide.

“Our expert team nurtures the talent of our students, empowering them to realise their potential academically, professionally and personally.

“It gives me great pleasure that students recognised the hard work of our team, rewarding them by giving them the highest rating in the sector for student satisfaction.”

Solent embraces the latest innovations to arm students with the most sought-after skills, with burgeoning architectural technologists utilising industry-standard facilities and software to boost their CVs. This has helped graduates to win some of the top awards in the industry, including Ian Westhead’s 2022 CIAT Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology Project.

Student satisfaction isn’t the only positive aspect, as the Architectural Design and Technology degree is also in CUG’s top 10 for graduate outcomes, spotlighting the success of the University’s alumni community in carving out meaningful careers in architecture.

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