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University of Gloucestershire celebrates big rise in Guardian University league table

The University has climbed 20 places from its 2015 position to 54th out of 119 UK universities in the table.

The University now ranks top in the country for ‘value added’ – which measures the progress students achieve from the time they start their degree to the time they graduate.

The 2016 league tables, published in today’s Guardian newspaper, also reveal that the University of Gloucestershire ranks in the top 10 for new universities. Five of the University’s subjects are in the top 20: Religious Studies (3), Biosciences (4), Film Production & Photography (9), Media & Film Studies (17), and Accounting and Finance (20).

The scores are based on a combination of factors including student satisfaction with teaching and courses, employment prospects after graduation, entry tariffs, student to staff ratio, and ‘value added’.

Vice-Chancellor, Stephen Marston, said: “This is great news for the University of Gloucestershire and for our students. A rise of 20 places in this year’s Guardian league table shows that the University is making real progress in achieving our ambitions to provide outstanding learning for our students, and to equip them with a great foundation for their future careers.

“The Guardian league table is the one that puts most focus on the quality of teaching and learning, student satisfaction and job outcomes. So we are delighted to have done so well in this table. It is a huge tribute to the dedication and skill of our staff. We are particularly proud to have achieved some of the best results in the country on the measure of value added, that is how well we help our students progress from their entry qualifications when they start to their degree results when they graduate. Our central ambition as a University is to provide outstanding support for our students to achieve their full potential, and these results show we can be confident that we are moving in the right direction.”