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Leeds Trinity University ranked 6th nationally for effective teaching

Posted on 24 May 2016

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Leeds Trinity University has been ranked joint 6th out of 119 Higher Education institutes for its 'value-added' score in the Guardian University Guide 2017.

Results published on Monday 23 May indicate that Leeds Trinity's 7.0/10 score places the University in joint 6th place nationally for 'value-added' – a score which compares student's individual degree results with their entry qualifications, to show how effective the teaching at an institution is.

In 2013, Leeds Trinity's value-added score was 1.9. In 2016, it was 5.5 – and the consequence of this latest improvement is a jump of 59 places in the national ranking.

Professor Margaret A House, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said:

"We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our students – with an emphasis on ensuring that students are engaged in the learning process and achieving their potential. The significant improvement we've seen this year in our value-added score is a testament to the teaching quality on offer at this university. It is something we are extremely proud of, and supports our goal of establishing Leeds Trinity as a provider of outstanding education."

The results complement The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 which listed Leeds Trinity in the top 15% of all UK universities for teaching quality, and supports Leeds Trinity's ambition to widen participation. The University's Reward Scheme for example encourages applicants, regardless of background and grades alone, to apply for University based on individual circumstances, personality, ability and accomplishments,

Although Leeds Trinity dropped from 84 to 88 in this year's Guardian University Guide, the University was ranked 10th nationally for the percentage of final-years satisfied with feedback and assessment by lecturers, based on annual National Student Survey (NSS) and 15th out of 86 for Media and Film courses.

Catherine O'Connor, Head of School of Arts and Communication at Leeds Trinity University, said:

 "We are very proud of our Media courses here at Leeds Trinity – our students develop industry-standard practical skills throughout their degree programmes which can be applied to producing their own work and used in the two work placements they undertake as part of their degrees – and our lecturers are experts in their field with a range of outstanding industry expertise.

"All of our students have access to a range of professional-standard production spaces and equipment and we are well connected in terms of contacts in TV, film, design, PR and more.

"To be ranked 15th nationally is a fantastic achievement for the staff team and something we are very proud of."

Results also indicate that 87.8% of students are satisfied with the teaching they have received at Leeds Trinity, and 83.7% are satisfied with their course.

To see the full results, visit the Guardian University Guide 2017