Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor said: “”We are both proud and excited that the University of Northampton has risen by 39 places in the Complete University Guide, a jump that is unprecedented and places us at number 62, making us the highest-climbing university in the country by far.
“”This leap is the result of the dedication and professionalism of all our staff. It demonstrates our commitment to transform ourselves into an internationally facing university, with our unique strategy that takes an institutional and holistic approach to integrating social enterprise into our student offer, teaching and learning and research.
“”Despite this great result there is no room for complacency. The sector faces considerable challenges in the coming years so it is essential maintain our drive for continuous improvement and complete our ambition to be a top 50 ranked university by 2015.””
The University of Northampton is also the fastest climber of any university within the Complete University Guide rankings over the last five years.
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Ben Wesson, Students’ Union Vice-President said: “”The University of Northampton’s jump in the Complete University Rankings from 101 to 62 is fantastic news for the University and a testament to the hard work of both students and staff that make up our vibrant community.
“”In the past year the University and the Students’ Union have listened to student feedback and acted – introducing a new bus service, refurbishing library facilities, the opening of a new and affordable on-site art shop and investment in the Students’ Union that has most notably seen a doubling in the number of students playing sport. It’s great to our continued commitment to improving the student experience recognised by The Complete Guide.’
More information on the Complete University Guide rankings, the league table, full methodology and other information is available at www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk