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Bradford soars in 2017 Guardian university rankings

Published: Mon 23 May 2016

The University of Bradford has soared 20 places in the latest Guardian University league table, making it one of the biggest rises in the UK.

Bradford has jumped up from 72 in the 2016 list to 52 in the 2017 ranking.

Six subjects are ranked in the top 20 with two in the top ten:

The Guardian’s league tables rank universities according to: spending per student; the student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS).

Bradford has seen continued improvements in students being satisfied with teaching and courses, and with the feedback they received. There were also advances in staff-student ratio and graduate career prospects. And furthermore, Bradford is 16 out of 119 institutions for value added.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Cantor, said: “The University of Bradford is rightly proud of the quality of courses we teach, the experience we offer to our students and the knowledge and skills we give to our graduates to go out and make an impact in the world. To enjoy one of the biggest rises in The Guardian league table reflects the outstanding work we do and is yet another major achievement in our 50th anniversary year.”

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