May 29, 2015 11.12 am This story is over 102 months old

University of Lincoln climbs 11 places in Guardian league table

Climbing the ranks: The University of Lincoln is firmly in the top half of the Guardian University Guide 2016 after climbing 11 places.

The University of Lincoln is edging closer to the Guardian’s university league table top 50, after climbing 11 places in the 2016 guide.

The Guardian University Guide, which ranks selected institutions by student satisfaction of course, teaching, and feedback, also outlines entry tariffs and likelihood of employment after six months of graduating.

The complete list is aimed at prospective undergraduate students, and scores are ranked out of 100 according to the National Student Survey (NSS).

The rankings are also based on spending per student; student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need; and a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results.

Published on May 26 2015, the guide ranks Lincoln 54th out of 119 institutions nationally, up from 65th last year and 56th the year before.

In a number of subject areas, the University of Lincoln ranks among the top 10 in the country.

Journalism at Lincoln is ranked fifth out of more than 50 other institutions, and the university is listed as the ninth best institution in the UK for Engineering.

The University of Lincoln is also one of the top 20 universities in the UK for the teaching of Media & Film and Sports Science.

Professor Ieuan Owen, Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: “The Guardian University Guide measures important factors such as student satisfaction and graduate employability.

“The University of Lincoln’s continued success in these areas is testament to the commitment of our talented staff, their outstanding teaching and the state-of-the-art facilities that we continue to invest in.

“We are delighted to see that Lincoln’s excellence in areas such as Engineering and Journalism has been recognised, with a number of our courses ranked among the top 20 in the UK.

“Our University is leading the way in a diverse range of subjects, and that is great news for our students and for the city of Lincoln.”