In the latest edition of the guide, Lincoln has jumped 11 places to 51st position in the overall rankings out of 128 higher education institutions listed. It’s another huge leap up for the university, which just nine years ago was 103rd in the same rankings.
The Times guide says the university has improved in nearly all categories of the table but most significantly in the areas of teaching excellence and student experience, where it is ranked in the top 10 nationally on both measures. It follows the institution’s success in the latest National Student Survey, in which it was placed in the top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction, with several of its courses ranked number one for their subject areas.
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 is intended for students and parents making choices about undergraduate courses for entry in the 2017/18 academic year.
Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: “We are delighted that the University of Lincoln has been ranked so highly in the latest Times Good University Guide. This success reflects the very special student experience here at Lincoln, including the quality of teaching and the sense of academic community on campus. Our students tell us they value the variety of opportunities presented to them to engage in university life during and outside their studies, whether that is participating in real academic research or volunteering on local community projects with our excellent Students’ Union. While these qualities are difficult to quantify, these results indicate that the relationship between our students, teaching staff and colleagues across the institution is something of which we can all be proud.”
Lincoln’s profile in the guide states: “The university ranks in the top 10 in the UK this year for student satisfaction with both the quality of the teaching they receive and their wider student experience.”