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1st October 2012, 9:05am
Lincoln leaps in the rankings again in latest Sunday Times University Guide
Students on campus The University of Lincoln has jumped seven places in the latest Sunday Times University Guide, published this weekend.

The University has risen from 65th to 58th place in the table, driven in part by its strong record on graduate employment and student satisfaction.

The guide said Lincoln “provides outstanding facilities to heighten its students' potential within a safe and friendly community”.

The rankings reflect the University’s excellent results in the latest National Student Survey, published last week (27th September 2012), which puts Lincoln in the top quarter of higher education institutions in the UK for student satisfaction.

The guide also draws on the latest national figures on graduate employment – the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey. The latest survey shows that 92% of Lincoln’s graduates from summer 2011 were in work or further study six months after finishing their studies. More than two thirds were deemed to be in graduate level roles.

Lincoln’s growing research base – illustrated by its 620 per cent increase in national research funding in the 2008 national Research Assessment Exercise – is also reflected in the rankings.

Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart said: “We are delighted that our continuous improvement in student satisfaction, graduate prospects and research quality continues to propel Lincoln up national league tables.
“We have made enormous strides in recent years and continue to invest in our facilities and our staff in order to offer our undergraduates the best student experience possible in a vibrant academic environment, underpinned by an excellent research base.
“Our increased ranking in the latest Sunday Times University Guide is another marker of our progress.”

The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 contains full profiles of all universities and the leading colleges of higher education.

The guide’s editor, Alastair McCall, said: “If a university provides a great student experience, can offer good graduate job prospects, plus a strong track record for degree completion and outcomes, good rankings and students will follow.”

The 64-page guide, now in its 15th year, was published on 30th September 2012 with The Sunday Times.

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