The University of Northampton is pleased to announce that it has rocketed into the Top 50 in the latest national Guardian League Table for 2014; jumping to 47th place, 39 places above last year’s ranking.
This significant rise continues to demonstrate of the University’s commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change and reflects its increased investment in the student experience, which has led to higher rates of student satisfaction, the employability of graduates and the creation of high quality learning, teaching and social facilities for our students and staff.
Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton commented: “We are delighted with our position in the Guardian League Table, and proud to have met our aim to become a Top 50 institution by 2015 early.
“Our commitment to student experience, intellectual capital, strategic partnerships and financial sustainability is all part of our ‘Raising the Bar’ strategy. As we continue to value these four critical success factors we will endeavour to head towards delivering outstanding life changing opportunities in education.
“With a great result for 2014, we will now focus on maintaining and improving this position over the coming years.”
The Guardian League Table is heavily influenced by final year undergraduate students across all subject areas who through the annual National Student Survey, are asked to provide feedback on key issues, including the quality of their courses, teaching standards and facilities at their respective universities.
The University of Northampton has invested £50 million in student facilities, including new halls of residence in the town centre, which will provide over 450 high quality bed spaces in the town centre demonstrating the University’s commitment to economic success of the town.
The University has also further its commitment to employability by its recent partnership with the local football and rugby teams. These partnerships will continue to build on the University’s links with the local community and offer students even more workplace opportunities and internships, which will give them a real competitive edge over other candidates when entering the workplace.