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The University of Lincoln has risen to its highest ever position in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

In the latest edition of the guide, published this weekend, Lincoln has jumped 11 places to 51st position in the overall rankings out of 128 higher education institutions listed.

Within the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, the University of Lincoln is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for teaching quality and student experience:

Teaching Quality: 8th in the UK

Student Experience: 9th in the UK

A number of University of Lincoln programmes also feature in the Times and Sunday Times top 20 in the UK including:

Hospitality, leisure, recreation & Tourism: 5th

Criminology:16th

Architecture:18th

Art & Design: 18th

Sport Science:19th

new_uni_crestThe results follow the institution’s success in the latest National Student Survey, in which it was placed in the top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction* with several of its courses ranked number one for their subject areas.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 is intended for students and parents making choices about undergraduate courses for entry in the 2017/18 academic year.

Lincoln’s rise in the latest edition comes days after the University was placed in the top 800 in the world for all universities in the prestigious THE World University Rankings 2016-17, a clear indication that Lincoln’s reputation is growing globally.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: “We are delighted that the University of Lincoln has been ranked so highly in the latest Times Good University Guide. This success reflects the very special student experience here at Lincoln, including the quality of teaching and the sense of academic community on campus. Our students tell us they value the variety of opportunities presented to them to engage in university life during and outside their studies, whether that is participating in real academic research or volunteering on local community projects with our excellent Students’ Union. While these qualities are difficult to quantify, these results indicate that the relationship between our students, teaching staff and colleagues across the institution is something of which we can all be proud.”
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 league table (published 25 September 2016) is made up of nine indicators including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.

* Based on mean average score for Question 22 of NSS 2016 out of 128 league table institutions.

The University of Lincoln, located in the heart of the city of Lincoln, has established an international reputation based on high student satisfaction, excellent graduate employment and world-class research.

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