University climbs high in University Guide

Bondholder The University of Derby has been ranked in the Top 30 in The Guardian University Guide 2019 which is a climb of 25 places.

Derby is now ranked 29th after jumping from 54th place out of 121 institutions making it the sixth most improved university in the country. Importantly this is our highest ever ranking.

Welcoming the results from today’s The Guardian University Guide 2019, Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, said: “To achieve our highest ever ranking is fantastic news for the University and formally recognises the outstanding commitment of staff and students.

“It is particularly pleasing to be recognised in the Top 30 in the country by The Guardian league tables, which focus on student experience, student satisfaction and employability - values which have always been at the heart of our institution. This is a very positive outcome which will further enhance our global profile.”

As well as an overall ranking, The Guardian University Guide 2019 also produces league tables for each subject area, which has seen some equally impressive performances for Derby.

These include Top 10 rankings for:

  • Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism
  • Business, Marketing & Management. 

The University of Derby has also been ranked in the Top 20 for:

  • Art
  • Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations
  • Nursing & Midwifery 

John Forkin, Managing Director at Marketing Derby said: "This is fantastic news for the University, the city and the wider county. 

We must remember that the University of Derby is still a very young institution, working in an intensely competitive environment where others have had a head start.

Having said that, the University has stuck to its guns - focusing on the student experience and outcome - and has been doggedly climbing up tables and winning plaudits as a result.

At Marketing Derby we challenge outdated perceptions and our teams are working closer than ever on a shaping a shared narrative that urges investors and potential students to consider the opportunities available here."

The Guardian university league tables rank universities according to a variety of criteria considered most relevant to students.

Many prospective students rely on annual guides published by national newspapers and elsewhere to decide on where they will study, and Derby showed improved performance across a variety of criteria. 


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