Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) has just been voted the highest-ranked modern university in the Southwest by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

This follows £17m of improvements completed between 2014 and 2016, which included the first drawing studio to be built at a UK art school for 100 years.

The Sunday Times stated: “Moving up 13 places in the national rankings this year, AUB is one of just three modern universities to rank higher in the new league table.

“An offer rate of less than 40% attests to the competition for places at this arts-specialist institution. And, once in, few drop out with the non-completion rate standing at just six per cent, around half the expected figure.

“Students’ perceptions of teaching quality earn AUB the highest mark in the Southwest for this performance indicator with an 83.2% positive score.”

The new edition of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 provides the definitive rankings for UK universities.