Coventry University up 13 places in 2014 Guardian league table

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Tuesday 04 June 2013

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Outside The Hub building showing people walking pastCoventry University has made another leap up the league tables with a rise of 13 places in the Guardian University Guide 2014 national rankings, marking the institution out as the number one modern university in the UK.

The latest strong performance in the league table sees the University claim 33rd spot overall – its highest ever position – and it ranks in the country's top 20 for the quality of teaching as rated by students in last year's National Student Survey (NSS).

Coventry also excels in several more of the Guardian guide's key measures, including NSS feedback – which indicates how happy final year students are with the quality of feedback and assessment by lecturers – and the added value score, which compares individual degree results against entry qualifications to highlight how the University is helping its students to improve.

For the NSS feedback score the University is joint 7th in the UK – equal with Cambridge, which tops the overall table – and in the added value category Coventry is joint 8th and best in the Midlands.

In specific subject areas, Coventry University is in the top 20 in the country for several disciplines including art and design (14th), business and management (12th), mathematics (19th), modern languages and linguistics (12th), and media studies and communications (16th).

Vice-chancellor Professor Madeleine Atkins said:

Today's Guardian league table marks yet another significant improvement in our performance in the national rankings, and we're delighted that the hard work of our staff is being recognised in this way.


The strong results we see for teaching quality, and for added value, are a reflection of the focus we continue to place on giving our students a high-quality academic experience and excellent facilities. Our continued investment is helping to make Coventry one of the most attractive places to study in the UK.

The full Guardian University Guide 2014 and associated subject tables can be viewed in full at

For further information, please contact Alex Roache, external press and media relations officer, Coventry University, on +44 (0)24 7679 5050 or email