22nd May 2012, 9:26am
Lincoln makes emphatic entry into Guardian’s Top 50
Guardian University Guide success for Lincoln The University of Lincoln has been ranked amongst the UK’s Top 50 Universities for the first time in its history with the publication of the Guardian’s 2013 University Guide.

The University improved by ten places on last year’s position, moving up to 47th place.

The Guide, published in full today (22 May), ranks 120 institutions according to spending per student; student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need; a value-added score that compares students' entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how happy final-year students are with their courses, based on the annual National Student Survey.

The University’s vice-chancellor, Professor Mary Stuart, said: “This is a real landmark for the University of Lincoln. We have been making good progress year on year for several years, thanks to the dedication of our staff and students who are committed to making the Lincoln experience amongst the best in the country.

“The move of ten places up the table and into the Top 50 is a great achievement for any university, but particularly for a relatively young institution. We intend to keep moving forward, innovating and working with our students to ensure we build on this tremendous achievement.”

The tables have been compiled for Education Guardian by Intelligent Metrix, an independent consultancy specialising in measures of higher education performance and activity. The rankings are based on official data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) and on the National Student Survey, published by Hefce. The data used in the guide applies to full-time undergraduates.

Today’s Guardian ranking follows last month’s rise of 14 places in the Complete University Guide, taking Lincoln up to 53rd spot.

The full Guardian table can be seen here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2012/may/21/university-league-table-2013?intcmp=239
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