Times league table brings further boost to Coventry University’s rankings

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Thursday 14 June 2012

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Coventry University has received a further boost in the national rankings today with a rise of 21 places to 55th overall in The Times Good University Guide 2013, making it the UK’s most improved institution.

The University’s latest leap in the league tables follows last month’s improvement in the Guardian newspaper’s university guide for 2013, which saw Coventry climb 17 places to 46th overall.

According to the Times’ guide – which takes into account measures such as student satisfaction ratings, research excellence, expenditure on student services and graduate prospects – Coventry is in the top five of post-1992 universities in the UK.

The guide identifies the positive student feedback levels in recent years as a significant factor in the University’s rise, with strong ratings in teaching quality, assessment and feedback from tutors, academic support and personal development all contributing to the upward movement in the rankings in 2013.

Professor Madeleine Atkins, vice-chancellor of Coventry University, said:

The recent changes to higher education in the UK mean that it’s more important than ever for universities to deliver a quality experience for students, and this latest improvement is a reflection of the hard work of our staff to ensure we not only meet, but exceed, our students’ expectations.

Excellent teaching, strong levels of support and feedback from tutors, and an array of work placement and international opportunities remain at the forefront of what we offer, ensuring that our students leave us with good degrees and a thorough preparation for graduate-level employment.

For further information, please contact Alex Roache, External Press & Media Relations Officer, Coventry University, on +44 (0)24 7679 5050 or email alex.roache@coventry.ac.uk.