Coventry University soars in Sunday Times University rankings for 2012

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Friday 09 September 2011

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Coventry University has risen 30 places to 53rd overall in the Sunday Times University Guide 2012, making it the second highest climbing university in the UK.

The guide, which will be published this weekend in the Sunday Times, also ranks Coventry University 9th overall in the Midlands and 5th best in the region for teaching excellence – ahead of Warwick University, the University of Birmingham and Aston University.

The latest rankings come off the back of a strong performance for Coventry University in the National Student Survey 2011 – in which its students voted it best modern university in the Midlands – and a leap of 24 places in the 2012 Guardian League Table in May which saw it ranked in the top 10 of modern universities in the UK.

Professor Madeleine Atkins, Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University, said:

We are delighted to see that the improvements we have made over the past few years are now beginning to show in the league tables. In particular, the results demonstrate our focus on providing a quality academic experience for our students so that they achieve good grades and are successful in finding employment.

For further information, please contact Alex Roache, Communications Assistant, Coventry University, on +44 (0)24 7679 5050 or email or Ali Bushnell, External Press and Media Relations Officer, on +44 (0)24 7688 8245 or email