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Leeds Trinity University sixth in the country for teaching quality

Posted on 22 September 2017

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​​Leeds Trinity University has been ranked as the sixth best university in the country for teaching quality, according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Scoring an impressive 85.5% for teaching excellence, the institution ranked 6th nationally and top in Yorkshire – beating the likes of Leeds, York and Huddersfield universities.

The institution is also top in Yorkshire for student experience​, scoring 83.5% and ranking 9th nationally. It is also the biggest rising university in the rankings this year, up 29 places in the league​ table to equal 67th.

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

"At Leeds Trinity University, we offer a personalised and flexible approach to learning: our degree programmes are created with employers to ensure relevance and pertinence in the sector; students are encouraged to work collaboratively in social learning spaces and our lecturers deliver seminars and workshops, rather than big formal lectures; our teaching is research-led by some of the most talented and enthusiastic academics within their field.

"The results today highlight the commitment of our entire team in providing the best experience for all of our students. It's a real testament to the ethos of our institution – to provide an outstanding education for everyone at Leeds Trinity University; and I am exceptionally proud of our staff and students for helping us to achieve this vision."

The results come just months after Leeds Trinity University received a rating of silver in the Department for Education's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for its supportive educational culture, innovative assessment and feedback, use of technology, professional input and high quality support for employability; a theme embedded across the whole institution at Leeds Trinity.​

The only university in the UK to include at least two professional work placements – 11 weeks of relevant work experience in total – as part of every student's degree, 97% of students from Leeds Trinity University enter employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to the 2016 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey – ranking the university top in Yorkshire for employability.

The University is also the top mainstream university in Yorkshire in the National Student Survey (NSS) with 90% of students stating they were satisfied with their course at Leeds Trinity, and now also ranks top in Yorkshire for teaching quality too.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, published on Sunday 24 September, is the most comprehensive overview of higher education in Britain. It provides students and their parents with an invaluable first reference point on the path to finding a university place, containing full profiles of 131 universities across the UK.

The full interactive table is available to Times and Sunday Times subscribers at: thesundaytimes.co.uk/gooduniversityguide. Non-subscribers can gain complimentary access to two articles a week when they enter an email address and register.