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UCLan slip down rankings of top universities in the North West

Posted on - 23rd September, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, UCLan, University
UCLan has been raising its international ranking Pic: Tony Worrall

Rankings of the North West’s top universities have shown UCLan slipping down the table.

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According to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, Lancaster University came out on top as the best in the region.

UCLan were ranked at number ten, following the like of Manchester, Liverpool, Liverpool Hope, Edge Hill, Manchester Metropolitan, Chester, Liverpool John Moores and Salford.

Located in the heart of Preston, the university was ranked nationally at 105, which shows a slip in the scale from last years ranking of 93.

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Student experience was graded at 76.5 per cent based on the 2018 National student survey of Student experience and the number of students recorded in professional jobs or graduate-level study was 76.9 per cent.

The university is ploughing money into its Preston campus Pic: Paul Melling
The university is ploughing money into its Preston campus Pic: Paul Melling

UCLan Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Liz Bromley. said: “Whilst we are always looking to improve our rankings, it is important to remember that the annual league tables all use different criteria to make their assessments. The latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that 95.5% of UCLan graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation, the University’s best performance to date.

“In the latest QS World Rankings, the university has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the areas of; teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness.

“Our focus will always be on providing a truly supportive student environment. This is demonstrated by our investment in academic services and facilities and our commitment to maximising the potential of talented people from all walks of life.

“As Lancashire’s largest provider of graduate level qualifications and one of the leading UK universities for the incubation of start-up businesses, we will continue to work in partnership with all our stakeholders to maximise our positive social, environmental, and economic impact locally, nationally and globally.”

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Did you study at UCLan? what do you think about its latest ranking? Let us know in the comments below

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