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University makes the top 50 in influential guide

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The University of Derby has been placed in the top 50 of an influential guide compiled by The Guardian.

Out of 121 institutions listed in The Guardian University Guide 2023, the university has been placed 48th, a climb of 11 places on last year.

As well as an overall ranking, the guide also produces league tables for subject areas.

The university has five subject tables in the top 10 and a further three in the top 20.

Many prospective students use annual guides and league tables to help them decide where they will study.

The Guardian league tables rank universities according to a variety of criteria it considers most relevant to students, including satisfaction with the course, teaching, feedback, and student-to-staff ratio.

Institutions receive an overall score, and individual assessments are also given for a range of criteria, including employability, spend per student and continuation.

The University of Derby’s rise up the rankings has been driven particularly by improvements in average entry tariff, continuation rates and graduate prospects.

Professor Kathryn Mitchell, vice-chancellor of the University of Derby, said: “Reaching the top 50 is testimony to our focus on academic excellence, student experience and satisfaction, as well as the employability of our graduates and the hard work of our students and staff.

“These are values which have always been at the heart of our institution, with our priority being to ensure our students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, experience and resilience to become the game-changers of the future, and I am delighted this has been recognised in the guide.”

To find out more about The Guardian University Guide 2023 visit here.

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