17th May 2011, 12:58pm
Guardian University Guide ranks Lincoln higher than ever
Guardian Guide The University of Lincoln has leapt up the Guardian’s University Guide rankings once again, moving up 15 places to 57th out of 119 institutions included in the Guide, published today.

The move takes the University into the top half of UK universities overall, based on information which includes: teaching quality, as rated by final-year students in the national student survey (NSS); spending per student; staff-student ratio; career prospects; entry qualifications; feedback and assessment, as rated by final-year students in the NSS; NSS results when final-year students were asked about the overall quality of their course.

The University’s vice-chancellor, Professor Mary Stuart, said: “The Guardian University Guide position shows that we here in Lincoln are continuing to make tremendous progress towards becoming a Top 50 institution. This is very much due to the hard work and commitment of the talented and innovative staff we have here.

“It is great to see that we are performing well across a range of faculties, with Art and Design, Media and Communications, Business and Management and Biosciences subject groups all sitting comfortably in the top third of the Guide’s subject rankings.

“Our continued success in the national rankings is great news for our students and for the city.”

The tables have been compiled for Education Guardian by Intelligent Metrix, an independent consultancy specialising in measures of higher education performance and activity. The rankings are based on official data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) and on the national student survey, published by Hefce. The data used in the guide applies to full-time undergraduates.

The full Guardian table can be seen here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2011/may/17/university-league-table-2012?intcmp=239
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