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NTU claims highest ever spot in Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Nottingham Trent University has achieved its highest ever ranking in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, it is announced today.

NTU has climbed ten places to 37th in this year’s guide

A climb of ten places to 37th in this year’s guide caps a remarkable year for the university – and follows a rise in the same table last year, when NTU was also named Modern University of the Year.

It means that the university has now risen for consecutive years in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University Guide, where it was one of the biggest climbers and soared to 16th.

In November the university was also winner of the coveted Times Higher Education University of the Year. The university’s Nottingham Business School, meanwhile, has been shortlisted for Times Higher Education Business School of the Year in this year’s awards, with the winners announced in November.

The university, which holds the highest possible ‘gold’ rating for the quality of its teaching, has also seen consistent improvement in student satisfaction rankings for a number of years.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide measures areas such as student satisfaction with teaching quality and the wider university experience, research quality, graduate job prospects and money spent on services and facilities.

Nottingham Trent University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Peck, said: “The consistent message across all of these measures of esteem is straightforward: NTU is now one of the UK’s outstanding universities.”

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2017 at the Times Higher Education Awards, and Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    NTU has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    NTU is one of the largest UK universities. With 30,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. It is one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly universities, containing some of the sector’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings. 96% of its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.

    Our student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 88% satisfaction score in the 2018 National Student Satisfaction Survey.

    The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable Nottingham Trent to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    NTU is home to world-class research, and won The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 – the highest national honour for a UK university. It recognised the University’s pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage; enable safer production of powdered infant formula; and combat food fraud.

    With an international student population of over 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

Published on 21 September 2018
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