Lincoln universities rise in independent league ranking table

Both of Lincoln’s universities have climbed the rankings in an independent league table measuring the quality of higher education institutions across the country.

The results, published by the Complete University Guide, rank the universities based on their entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, graduate prospects and degree performances.

The University of Lincoln has climbed four places to 51st in the charts, recording a total score of 664 out of a possible 1,000.

It was also named in the top five universities in the East Midlands, described as offering “a quality education with an inspiring atmosphere.”

Bishop Grosseteste University has risen one place to 117th, scoring 434 in the rankings, placing it ahead of nine other institutions.

Cambridge, Oxford and the London School of Economics remain the three highest ranked universities, with Imperial College London, Durham, St Andrews, Warwick, Surrey, Lancaster and University College London rounding off the top ten.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: “The Complete University Guide is the latest analysis to show that the University of Lincoln successfully combines two essential activities: excellent teaching and excellent research.

“We are a forward thinking university with high ambitions and we are continuing to invest in exceptional academic staff at Lincoln along with expanding our state-of-the-art new facilities for students and researchers.

“All this contributes to a community on campus where our students and researchers can thrive and develop.”

Dr Anne Craven, Registrar and Secretary at Bishop Grosseteste University, said: “We are pleased to have gone up a place in this guide, which highlights the high levels of student satisfaction at BGU and the excellent job prospects for our graduates: BGU is one of the top five universities in England for the proportion of graduates who are employed or in further study six months after leaving.

“We are also confident that our 2014-19 Strategy will see BGU rise up the table in future years as we see the impact of significant new investment in our facilities and in academic staff delivering a range of new programmes from 2015-16 such as Psychology, Health and Social Care, and Business (Team Entrepreneurship), as well as our other established programmes.”