The School of Hospitality and Tourism in Surrey has been ranked number one in The Guardian league tables for hospitality and tourism.

The University of Surrey school has been given the top spot for the fifth year in a row.

Professor Graham Miller, head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, said: “We are delighted to have retained our place at the top of The Guardian league table for another year.

“It is especially pleasing as The Guardian gives more emphasis to student satisfaction survey results.

“There are a number of reasons Hospitality and Tourism at Surrey is set apart. Our entry tariffs are constantly rising, meaning we attract the very best students who enjoy access to our world-class academics, experts in their respective fields.

“We are a truly international school as we offer more opportunities than ever both for undergraduates to study abroad and the best international students to come to Surrey.

“Combine this with our unsurpassed industry connections – reflected both in the relevance of the programmes we teach and in the record number of professional training placements we offer – and our students gain a real advantage in their graduate prospects and future careers.”

The school is also ranked number one in the UK for hospitality and tourism by The Times.

Professor David Bruce Allen, dean of the faculty of business, economics and law, put the success down to “extraordinary staff”, stating that “inspired teaching” and “exceptional research” were part of their commitment to hospitality and tourism.