Friday 20 September 2013

​The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 has today revealed the University of Northampton is ranked 59th in the UK, rising 40 places against last year’s position.

The league table is drawn up from criteria including student satisfaction, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, as well as university dropout rates.

The University of Northampton is ranked 17th nationally for Facilities spend per student, part of our commitment to creating a great teaching and learning environment in line with our focus on student experience.  Most importantly the University is for the first time in the top 30 overall in the UK for student satisfaction.

This league table achievement further cements our place as a leading University with successes across the board, recognising the dedication of academic and professional services staff to enhancing the academic and student experience at the University.

Vice Chancellor, Nick Petford said: “When I joined the University back in 2010, I was clear in my intention to develop the University of Northampton into a leading institution committed to delivering outstanding life changing opportunities in education. The academic and professional services staff at the University have been teaching excellent courses and inspiring our students, we now have The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide league table success to support this.

“Looking to the future, we have ambitious plans to continue developing our offering to students, staff and our local community through the development of a brand new campus in the heart of Northampton town. The Waterside Campus, located next to the River Nene, will be a state of the art campus which will set the tone for the future of the University as a leading higher education institution, not only in the UK, but internationally, really putting Northampton on the map.”

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 provides students and their parents with an invaluable first reference point on the path to finding a university place. It contains full profiles of all universities.

In line with the release of The Good University Guide, The Sunday Times will also launch a competition giving current students the chance to win £5,000 towards their living expenses at university, as well as the opportunity for the winner to have their views on university life published in The Sunday Times

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