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University of Hull ranked in top 5 of universities in the Northern university ranking

The University of Hull is one of the top universities in the Northern ranking according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Now in the top 5 universities in the Northern ranking, the University, has climbed 17 places in the prestigious Good University Guide, up from 77th to joint 60th in the table.

The rankings focus on nine indicators including student satisfaction (with teaching quality and their wider student experience), research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.

Graduate career prospects were above the national average, with student experience making a significant leap (by 36 places) alongside other positives for degree results and student/staff ratios.

This latest achievement builds on the University of Hull’s earlier success in the 2021 Guardian University Rankings in which it rose 23 places and the Complete University Guide in which it rose 17 places.

Professor Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hull, said: “Our recent successes in the rankings, most recently in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, are testimony to the dedication of both our staff and students.

“Taking our place in the top 5 universities, and as the highest riser, in the Northern ranking comes at a wonderful time when we are welcoming new and returning students back to campus.

“As students prepare for the excitement and challenge of the new Academic Year, I am delighted that we have demonstrated that the University is making significant advances in these influential league tables.

“We are committed to building further on this success and providing the best possible experience for all our students.

“Furthermore, as the University of Hull is one of the key institutions and economic drivers in the area, providing a talent pool, research expertise and business support across the Humber and beyond, this is excellent news for the whole region.”

“As students prepare for the excitement and challenge of the new Academic Year, I am delighted that we have demonstrated that the University is making significant advances in these influential league tables" Professor Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hull

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 provides students and their parents with an invaluable first reference point on the path to finding a university place. It contains full profiles of all universities.

The Times and The Sunday Times have produced university guides since 1993 and 1998 respectively. Since 2013, they have published a combined Good University Guide to provide one of the most comprehensive guide to higher education in Britain in print and digital formats across The Times and The Sunday Times.

There are also more than 60 subject tables, highlighting centres of excellence. These tables are based on an analysis of student satisfaction with teaching quality and their student experience, entry standards, research quality and graduate prospects.

The University’s previous rise in the Guardian table – where it sits 72nd, up from 95th in the 2020 rankings – reflected that student satisfaction across teaching, assessments and degree quality were above the national average, with career prospects for graduates also faring well.

This also follows the University’s rise in the Complete University Guide 2021, where Hull rose 17 places to 64th.

The strong performance in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 follows further success in this year’s National Student Survey.

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