Preston’s university enjoys rapid rise up latest UK uni rankings

Posted on - 2nd May, 2019 - 11:43am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News, UCLan, University campus
UCLan's new engineering centre on the Adelphi roundabout Pic: Tony Worrall
UCLan’s new engineering centre on the Adelphi roundabout Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston’s university has enjoyed a surge in its position in a latest ranking of UK universities.


The University of Lancashire is up to 75th out of 131 academic institutions.

A rise of 27 places in the Complete University Guide 2020 means UCLan is the fastest rising uni.

UCLan ranked well for academic services spend, which measures the facilities including the library and technology, with a 19th place nationally for this.

Graduate prospects improved, as well as good honours, degree completion and entry standards.

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Forensic science courses were rated in the top 10 in the UK, and the university is in the top 20 for physiotheraphy, heneral engineering, East and South Asian studies, dentistry, linguistics, hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism, anthropology and creative writing.

What the university had to say

UCLan’s joint institutional lead Liz Bromley said: “We are absolutely delighted to be the UK’s biggest riser in the Complete University Guide 2020. The rise of 27 places is a great reward for the hard work everyone has put in to ensure we offer our students the very best experience.

“We have seen great improvements in our students’ employability prospects, where we are above the national average, and our retention initiatives are bearing fruit, meaning people irrespective of their backgrounds are fulfilling their potential and meeting their life and career goals.”

Fellow institutional lead Lynne Livesey said: To be among the UK’s top 10 universities for forensic science is excellent and this comes on the back of our recent collaboration with Lancashire Constabulary which has seen the creation of the first-of-its-kind Lancashire Forensic Science Academy. It is also very encouraging to have eight other subject areas ranked in the top 20, this is testament to work we are constantly doing to ensure our course portfolio meets the demands of students and employers.”

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