Bradford soaring in uni rankings

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IMPRESSIVE RISE: The University of Bradford rose 20 places to 52nd place in the latest university league tables

IMPRESSIVE RISE: The University of Bradford rose 20 places to 52nd place in the latest university league tables

Find out how West Yorkshire’s universities did in latest league tables

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

The city’s university jumped up from 72 in the 2016 list to 52 in the 2017 ranking, published on 23rd May 2016.

Six subjects are also ranked in the top 20 with two in the top ten - Chemical Engineering  coming in fifth spot and Nursing and Midwifery in sixth.

Film and Media Studies (13), Forensic Science and Archaeology (15), Civil Engineering (16), and Chemistry (18), were also ranked highly in the latest figures.

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.

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.”

Other local universities which saw their position in the league tables rise this year were the University of Leeds – up from 23rd to 16th, and Leeds Beckett – from 116th to 114th.

Meanwhile the University of Huddersfield dropped 18 places – from 59th to 77th, and Leeds Trinity also suffered a fall – from 84th to 88th.

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