Leeds Trinity in top 15% of all UK universities for teaching quality
21 September 2015
Leeds Trinity University has been ranked in the top 15% of all UK universities for teaching quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide is a long-established national league table that aims to provide students and their parents with a reference on their path to finding a university place. The Guide is made up of nine indicators, of which student satisfaction with teaching quality is one. Leeds Trinity University was ranked 19th out of all UK universities for teaching quality, with 83.5% of students declaring satisfaction with the teaching quality they received. This places Leeds Trinity University in the top 15% of all UK universities for teaching quality. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 also shows a significant improvement in attainment at the University, with a rise from 109th to 66th nationally.
Professor Margaret House, Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, commented:
"Excellence in teaching and the provision of a first-class student experience will always be our highest priorities, so we're delighted to have the quality of our teaching recognised in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
"One of the distinguishing factors of our teaching is our focus on employability, and we work closely with employers and professional bodies to offer academically outstanding programmes that are highly relevant to the workplace. It's a teaching strategy that regularly ensures our graduates are among the most employable in the UK, so we're delighted to have this echoed with such high levels of student satisfaction with our teaching quality."
Leeds Trinity University continues to perform strongly in the various university league tables and surveys released throughout the year. The University was the highest climber in the 2016 Guardian University Guide, in which it was also ranked second out of all UK universities for satisfaction with assessment and feedback. It was ranked 28th out of more than 100 universities in Whatuni's compilation of the top UK universities, and the most recent National Student Survey (NSS) revealed 85% of its 2015 graduates were satisfied with their course. Leeds Trinity University has also been shortlisted in the Outstanding Support for Students category of the 2016 Times Higher Education Awards.
Professor House added:
"We're proud to offer a distinctive university experience for students that focuses on providing an outstanding package of personalised one-to-one support. Our performance in this year's various league tables proves that it's an approach that works, and we look forward to continuing to rise up the ranks in the coming years."