University architectural course bags top slot for student contentment

Solent University's BA Architectural Design and Technology course has topped the 2025 Complete University Guide <i>(Image: Supplied)</i>
Solent University's BA Architectural Design and Technology course has topped the 2025 Complete University Guide (Image: Supplied)

Solent University's BA Architectural Design and Technology course has topped the 2025 Complete University Guide for student satisfaction.

Ranked first out of 50 institutions, this Southampton-based programme exceeds student expectations with state-of-the-art facilities, hands-on project experiences, and productive city location.

The course also equips students with in-demand skills, giving graduates, like 2022 CIAT Award-winner Ian Westhead, a competitive edge in the architectural industry.

Additionally, CUG ranks the programme in the top 10 for graduate outcomes.

Sarah Radif, head of science and engineering at Solent, said: "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."