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13th September 2010, 4:25pm
Another university league table rise for Lincoln
Sunday Times University Guide This year's Sunday Times University Guide has seen yet another rise for the University of Lincoln - the institution's sixth consecutive climb in the national league table.

Over the last six years, Lincoln has progressed 39 places in the highly regarded guide, which this year under "student view" states that the University offers "one of the best student experiences in the country with a great standard of teaching and learning". Lincoln now ranks 71st out of 121 higher education institutions listed (up from 74th last year).

The University already enjoys a high standing internationally and is a popular choice for many students, with the number of applications to study at an all-time high this year. Undergraduate applications for 2010/11 increased by more than 20 per cent compared to last year - well above the national average increase.

The news builds on the publication earlier this year of the Times Good University Guide, which positioned Lincoln at 62 out of 113 universities, with the University enjoying the greatest rise of any higher education institution.

Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart said: "Lincoln is a place of high ambition and an example of how much can be achieved in a short space of time.

"Our ongoing success in the national league tables confirms that the University's excellence in terms of teaching, learning and research and its facilities for students is being widely recognised. The student experience is at the heart of everything we do and this is reflected by the various independent student satisfaction surveys and league table positions.

"Our achievements over the last 10 years since the University was established are something in which not just staff and students, but everyone in Lincolnshire can take pride."

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