University of Hull biggest Yorkshire riser in 2021 Guardian University Rankings

The University of Hull has risen 23 places in the prestigious 2021 Guardian University Rankings.

The University – the biggest riser of any higher education provider in the Yorkshire & Humber region – now sits 72nd in the table, up from 95th in the 2020 rankings.

Student satisfaction across teaching, assessments and degree quality were above the national average, with career prospects for graduates also faring well.

It builds on recent success from the University in the Complete University Guide 2021, where Hull rose 17 places to 64th.

Professor Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hull, said: “I am delighted to see the hard work of both our staff and students reflected so positively in these new Guardian rankings.

“The University of Hull is one of the key institutions and economic drivers in the region, providing a talent pool, research expertise and business support across the Humber and beyond.

“Our rise in this year’s Guardian rankings could not come at a better time for the University, as we prepare to welcome new and returning students back to our campus this month.

“Students are at the heart of everything we do at Hull. As the new Academic Year fast approaches, we will continue to build on this success and provide the best possible experience for all our students.”

Vice Chancellor Susan Lea
Professor Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hull

Two subjects at the University ranked in the top 10 in the rankings.

American Studies ranked 5th in the 2021 Guide, while Earth & Marine Sciences placed 7th out of a total of 35 similar courses.

Over 20 subjects at Hull increased in ranking, while there was a new entry in the Health Professions table, with Hull ranking 24th out of 75 institutions.

Popular courses such as ODP and Paramedic Science were included in the new Health Professions section of the Guide.

Other notable rankings for Hull included English & Creative writing – up 59 places to 39th – and Accounting and Finance, which rose 40 places to 49th overall.

Media & Film studies were a significant riser, up 39 places to 32nd, while Education rose from 65th to 27th overall.

Elsewhere, Drama & Dance (37th), Biosciences (51st), Politics (37th) and Mechanical Engineering (29th) were all positive climbers in the table.

Rachel Hall, Editor of the Guardian University Guide, said: “I am pleased that the latest Guardian University Guide can offer guidance for schools, families and universities to consult and share throughout the year at a time when people around the world are continuing to make new and often difficult decisions about the future.”

The strong performance in the 2021 Guardian University Guide follows further success in this year’s National Student Survey.

Overall student satisfaction at the University of Hull rose in figures released this summer, as over a dozen subjects ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Both Geology and Astrophysics at Hull recorded 100 per cent overall student satisfaction in the 2020 survey, putting them top of the national standings for the subject.

American Studies also achieved the perfect score for overall student satisfaction.

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