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University of Gloucestershire climbs 17 places in league tables

The University of Gloucestershire has climbed 17 places in the Guardian University Guide 2022 league tables, with two of its course areas ranked in the UK top 10.

Its Geography and Environmental Sciences courses secured the number four spot for the subject area, and the University’s events, hospitality and tourism courses (part of Gloucestershire Business School), were ranked in ninth place nationally. There were also top 20 places for English and Creative Writing (16th place) and Art (17th).

In Biosciences, Geography and Environmental Studies, the University’s courses ranked number one for student satisfaction in the league tables, while its Education and Teaching courses secured the second spot nationally.

Overall, the University is in the UK top quartile for the feedback it provides to its students, and also performed well in the ‘value added’ rankings. Its scores also increased this year for continuation and staff to student ratio. This means that more students successfully progressed with their degrees and with higher levels of access to staff.

Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gloucestershire, Stephen Marston, said: “As a University, we strive for continuous improvement in our student experience, not only in the areas of academic achievement and graduate outcomes, but also in the happiness and wellbeing of our community.

“It is always pleasing to see that commitment and progress reflected in national league tables, but we know that we must continue to listen and act on feedback to make positive change across our portfolio.

“Everyone within the University community has played their part in achieving such a significant increase in our ranking, but particular congratulations must go to students and staff in those subject areas that achieved a top 20 place nationally. It is a remarkable achievement.”

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