26th September 2016, 9:35am
Lincoln launched to new heights in latest Times Good University Guide
University of Lincoln The University of Lincoln, UK, 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.

The University has improved in nearly all categories of the table but most significantly in the areas of teaching quality and student experience, where it is ranked in the top 10 nationally on both measures.

It follows the institutionís 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.

Lincolnís 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 Studentsí 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."

Lincoln's profile in the Guide states: "The university ranks in the top 10 in the UK this year for student satisfaction with both the quality of the teaching they receive and their wider student experience."

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.
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