Nottingham Trent University rises to highest ever Guardian University Guide position

Nottingham Trent University has risen to 12th place in the Guardian University Guide. Once again, this demonstrates its commitment to student satisfaction and graduate employment.

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NTU has risen by a further four places

Nottingham Trent University rises to highest ever Guardian University Guide position

Nottingham Trent University has risen to 12th place in the Guardian University Guide. Once again, this demonstrates its commitment to student satisfaction and graduate employment.

The University’s highest ever ranking is a move up of four places on last year’s position and continues a trajectory that has been sustained for the last five years.

The Guardian University league table is based on ratings in areas such as student satisfaction, employment outcomes, the amount spent by universities per student and how effective teaching is.

NTU also performed well in the subject league tables, including:

  • Top 5 for accounting and finance; agriculture, forestry & food
  • Top 10 for building, town & country planning; fashion & textiles; economics; journalism, publishing and public relations; philosophy; psychology
  • Top 20 for design & crafts; biosciences; business, management & marketing; chemistry; criminology; drama & dance; engineering (civil); geography & environmental studies; modern languages and linguistics; physics; sports science

NTU was recently named University of the Year 2019 by The Guardian, based upon performance in last year’s Guardian University Guide as well as high retention of students from low-participation areas and strong attainment of BME students.

Vice-Chancellor of NTU, Professor Edward Peck, said: “We have been working hard to improve every aspect of what we do and to see this reflected in authoritative league tables like The Guardian is testament to the outstanding quality of provision we have achieved at NTU. It continues our run of success in recent years, as we were 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.”

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    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.

Nottingham Trent University rises to highest ever Guardian University Guide position

Published on 7 June 2019
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