23rd June 2011, 9:33am
Most up and coming university hits new heights in league table
The Times Good University Guide The University of Lincoln has cemented its reputation as the UK’s most rapidly rising university by achieving its highest ever ranking in a national league table.

Lincoln is rated 55th of out 116 higher education institutions listed in The Times Good University Guide 2012, published today (23rd June 2011). The guide is considered by many to be the most authoritative of the national university league tables.

The result marks a rise of seven places from last year’s table and means that over the last three years Lincoln has jumped a staggering 48 places in the rankings.

The announcement comes just a month after Lincoln rose to 57th in another prestigious national university league table, The Guardian University Guide.

The University of Lincoln is now on track to break into the top 50 of UK universities in the near future. Its continued upward trajectory has been driven by a number of factors, not least its excellent student satisfaction scores.

In last year’s National Student Survey, a national questionnaire which asks final year undergraduates to rate their satisfaction with various aspects of their course, Lincoln ranked in the top quarter of UK universities.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: “We’re an ambitious, growing university and we put students at the heart of everything we do. As a result the University of Lincoln is continuing its rapid trajectory up the league tables.
“As Higher Education changes, we are responding quickly to the needs of our students, and this is paying dividends in terms of our students' satisfaction. We’re fast becoming known as the university that engages its students, giving them the chance to get involved in the generation of knowledge and truly become part of our academic community.
“We have a lot more to do to fulfil our ambitious programme of development for our students and our community, but we are delighted to be moving forward so rapidly."

The Times Good University Guide has been identified by a government-funded review as the most influential of its type. It ranks 116 UK universities according to eight criteria, including student satisfaction, research quality and degree results. The guide is published today by HarperCollins.
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