Skip to content

UoG climbs seven places in prestigious league table

University of Gloucestershire’s commitment to delivering an enhanced learning experience has been highlighted by the Complete University Guide 2025.

Published by the Sunday Times, the league table is based on 10 measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, spending on academic services and facilities, student-staff ratio and graduate prospects. It includes 130 institutions from across the UK.

Moving up seven places nationally, the University’s latest league table position sees it ranked ninth in the South West, as well as being the region’s highest climber. This bucks a trend where the majority of regional providers have either been non-movers or have fallen in the ratings.

The University has been ranked seventh best in the overall subject rankings for Paramedic Science and in the top 20 for Town and Country Planning and Landscape Design, while improvements have been noted in 15 other subject areas, with notable advancements in Accounting and Finance, Communication and Media Studies, and Law.

Biological Sciences, Communication and Media Studies, Paramedic Science, History and Social Policy were in the top 10 for Student Satisfaction, and Communication and Media Studies also came in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects Outcomes and Graduate Prospects on Track.

student talking while sat around a table

The University’s improved overall ranking, as well as in Graduate Prospect Outcomes, Graduate Prospects on Track, Academic Service Spend and Facilities Spend, underlines the progress it’s making in delivering an enhanced experience for students.

In 2023, for the first time ever, it appeared in the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Closer to home, it was in the UK’s top 20 for career prospects in the WhatUni Student Choice Survey 2023, and was rated TEF Silver, an accolade confirming that the University delivers high-quality teaching and exceeds the national quality control for learning.

At the same time, the University is transforming its facilities.

In 2025, it will be opening a new campus in the heart of Gloucester. Located in the former Debenhams building, this site will become home to nearly 4,000 students when complete. It will offer cutting-edge facilities, including a large simulation space, an immersive Virtual Reality room, an electroencephalogram (EEG) lab and subject specific spaces for teacher training.  

The University is rapidly expanding its cyber facilities and connections, forging ahead with new facilities at its Park Campus in Cheltenham. Funded by a £5.8million grant from the Office for Students (OfS), new cyber and computing facilities and equipment at Park Campus are being developed in consultation with CyNam, Hub8 and Plexal.  

For creative courses, from 2025, more programmes will be collocated at Park Campus to build a vibrant creative hub, bustling with ideas, inventiveness and collaboration opportunities. 

Clare Marchant, Vice-Chancellor of University of Gloucestershire, said: “This latest rating in the Complete University Guide is testament to the work we have been doing to ensure our students have the best possible experience. 

“Importantly, we see this as just the start of a journey to realise our ambitions and become a future-focused university. This exciting new phase is centred on creating vibrant campuses and connecting individuals through exceptional programmes and robust partnerships with employers to create a dynamic learning community. 

“As such, our priority is ensuring that we build upon the progress we’ve made to date to provide our students with an excellent learning experience that gives them the skills and knowledge they need for successful and rewarding careers.”