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University of Gloucestershire climbs in Guardian league table

The University of Gloucestershire has risen eight places in today’s Guardian University Guide.

Following improved positions in the Whatuni and Complete University Guide earlier this year, the Guardian places the University 64th out of 121 universities and fourth equal in the country for ‘value added’, which measures the progress students make from the time they start their degree to graduation.

The 2018 league tables, published in today’s Guardian newspaper, also reveal that the University of Gloucestershire has achieved strong rankings for students’ satisfaction with their course, with their teaching, and with the feedback they receive.  On all three indicators the University is ranked in the top 40 in the UK. 

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

Vice-Chancellor, Stephen Marston, said: “This is good news for the University of Gloucestershire. Achieving these strong student satisfaction scores is a reflection of the commitment of our staff to providing excellent teaching and an outstanding student experience.

“The Guardian league table is the only one in the country to incorporate the ‘value added’ measure.  Ranking fourth equal in the country on that indicator shows that the University is exceptional in helping our students to develop during their time here, supporting them to achieve their full potential and equipping them with the knowledge and capability for successful careers and rewarding lives.”