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Highest ever ranking in national league table

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has achieved its highest ever ranking in a national university guide after rising 25 places in the past three years.

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The Complete University Guide 2020, published today (May 1), shows Nottingham Trent University moved up four places – the most of any East Midlands’ university – to be in 38th position out of 131 institutions.

It builds on the University’s climb during the previous two years and means NTU has reached its highest ever position in the guide, which ranks universities on 10 measures including student satisfaction, research quality, graduate prospects and spending on student facilities.

NTU is also named in the top 10 for seven subject areas.

The table’s release follows the Guardian’s naming of Nottingham Trent, in April, as its University of the Year. NTU was also Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2017 and the Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year in 2018.

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University, said: “This ranking is further confirmation of our commitment and achievement in improving the student experience and helping them to attain outstanding outcomes.”

  • Notes for editors

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students. NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 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.

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

    It is one of the largest UK universities. With nearly 32,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. With an international student population of more than 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook

    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. A total of 82% of its graduates go on to graduate entry employment or graduate entry education or training within six months of leaving. Student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 88% satisfaction score in the 2018 National Student Survey.

    NTU is also one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly universities, containing some of the sector’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings.

    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.

Highest ever ranking in national league table

Published on 1 May 2019
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