Staffordshire University is celebrating its highest ever position in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, as well as a shortlisting for ‘University of the Year’.
The University has climbed four places from last year (up to 53rd), and is one of five higher education institution to be shortlisted for the prestigious title of ‘University of the Year 2020’.
Staffordshire University placed 18th for teaching quality and 31st in the guide’s social inclusion rankings, which measure institutions according to percentages of students recruited from disadvantaged areas, as well as numbers of mature students and students with disabilities.
Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “Staffordshire is now established among the leading modern universities in the country, as successive rises in our rankings have propelled it to the fringes of our top 50 overall, and a highly deserved shortlisting for our University of the Year award.
“However, in the critical areas of student satisfaction with teaching quality and prospects for employment on graduation, Staffordshire ranks among the best in the UK, a fact that did not escape the attention of the Teaching Excellence Framework panel, which upgraded Staffordshire to gold status in the past year.”
Welcoming the news, Professor Liz Barnes CBE, Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University, said: “We are delighted to have made the shortlist for the prestigious title of ‘University of the Year’, reinforcing our focus on the student experience and recognising Staffordshire University’s improved and sustained performance.
“We are particularly proud of our commitment to meeting the needs of students from a range of backgrounds, which is having a transformative effect on our approach to supporting the student experience and empowering our students to be as successful as they can be in their lives and careers. We are very pleased that the Good University Guide is recognising Universities like ours and the importance of embracing and celebrating social diversity in Higher Education.”
Earlier this year, Staffordshire University climbed seven places in The Guardian’s University League Tables 2020 (up to 37th), and 15 places (up to 58th) in the Complete University Guide, where it also scored in the top 10 nationally for student satisfaction.
- The new edition of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, a free 96-page supplement, will be published this weekend in The Sunday Times (22 September). It provides the definitive rankings for UK universities and the most comprehensive overview of higher education in Britain. It includes profiles on 134 universities and the definitive UK university rankings, making use of the latest data published in the past two months. A fully searchable website with university profiles and 67 subject tables will be published at www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/gooduniversityguide on Sunday for subscribers to The Times and The Sunday Times.