The Guardian University League Tables for 2012 have been published, with Manchester rising 10 places to 41st in the UK.
The report points out '... it's the third most targeted by the UK's graduate employers. Manchester's continuing success is due in part to the positive experience that graduates report'.
Furthermore 'You've got access to one of the UK's largest academic libraries, more than 10,000 PCs across campus, e-learning facilities, and excellent teaching resources for both arts and sciences.'
In the detailed report on English the Guardian cited 78% Course Satisfaction and 91% Satisfaction with Teaching. American Studies came 11th in the country with scores of 80% and 91% for Course and Teaching Satisfaction. EAS generally scores poorly on feedback and staff:student ratio, issues we are working hard to improve, but well on graduate employment and funding per student.