An Analysis of the Good Universities Guide by Good Education Group


Are you preparing to enroll for a course at a university next year or anytime soon? It is important that you conduct a thorough research on the universities. This should be done before you settle on the final decision. Check out this guide on the top universities in 2018 to form the basis of your fact-finding mission. To ease the experience, we took time and interviewed the head of product at Good Education Group Ross White the guide`s publisher.

Key Points That Standout in the Findings

The measure of students experience across all the universities stood out strongly and positively. While measuring the experience of the students, there are six most important metrics that you must put into consideration. Consider the fact that students will come in various shapes and sizes. These measures are also applied across the 21 diverse study fields. These include all you have to cover in business, the creative arts, Engineering, being able to meet the student’s expectation when it comes to teaching quality and also the learner’s engagement.

In addition, it was discovered that there is a bit of bounce in the experience that students go through after graduating. The graduate employment rates and also the medium graduate salaries are not universally strong across the major fields and the same applies for the universities.

Small and Regional Universities Did Well but Experience Low Prestige When it Comes to International Rankings

Prestige is not a very strong term to use. However, I have the feeling that it is a good insight on how these universities serve the local market. In addition, this also gives insights on where the tertiary qualified students are wanted at this time. For instance, we did find out that Charles Sturt University scored high when it comes to graduate employment rate in Australia. (Check out the graduate employment rate here) Further, if you analyze the findings, you will discover this applies across all the fields of study and not for a particular cohort of graduates. Basically, the students are very strong in all the areas of study.

Some of the Differences Found between Fields of Study

We actually found few differences, and this illustrates that some will suffer a little bit. Therefore, at some point, it might be necessary to put the rates of employment within context. This is particularly for the full-time graduate employment rates, and they were computed after a survey of the graduates after their fourth year out of the university. It is important to look at Sciences and Mathematics too. Interestingly, the graduates in sciences and maths suffer a little bit as well at least at the moment. For this group, the graduate employment rate stands at 54.5% meaning it is also an area that experiences low employability.

Some Universities Seems to Excel across Different Factors

Bond University and the University Of Notre Dame score very high across all the six measures we used to determine the students experience. Bond University was actually the best. Other public universities also scored high when it comes to the student’s experience.

What Trends Have Emerged Over the Last 25 Years?

The regional universities are actually doing very well when it comes to graduate employability. However, there are several factors that go into this. We also noticed that some universities registered a strong performance when it comes to the student experiences.


This guide gives a very good analysis of the quality of education and matters like student employability. Therefore, check it out to find some of the important facts about different universities.

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