Leeds: University of the Year 2017

Leeds: University of the Year 2017

September 23, 2016

The University of Leeds has been named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide.

Chosen by a distinguished panel, the Guide showcases the excellent student experience at Leeds.

“Outstanding student satisfaction levels do not happen by accident and reflect the emphasis placed here on getting the student learning experience spot on,” said Alastair McCall, editor of the The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

He continued: “Heavy investment in campus facilities has gone hand in hand with a strong pastoral system of student support, the introduction of a final year research-based project as the centrepiece of students’ academic activities, and the Leeds for Life scheme that helps prepare students for life after university.

“It is no wonder that Leeds’ graduates are so sought after by employers.”

The award follows another year of exceptional student satisfaction levels, where Leeds secured 90% satisfaction in the recent 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).

The University also reaches an all-time high in the overall Sunday Times statistical rankings, which creates a league table of universities across the UK based on a broad range of measures.

Underpinning the University’s outstanding performance – which sees it rising to 13th place overall – are strong results in student experience, high entry standards, services and facilities, and graduate prospects.

Sir Alan Langlands, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds, said: “The announcement comes at a significant point in the calendar, as we welcome 11,000 new colleagues and students to campus for the start of the academic year.

I know that their energy, commitment and inspiration will be essential as they work with the existing University community to build on these strengths.

We have been supported by unparalleled investments in our staff, research capability and campus, which makes Leeds a truly remarkable place when it comes to inspiring knowledge and creating opportunity.

We are investing in future generations of independent, critical thinkers and cutting edge research of real impact and significance.”


Read the full news story on the University of Leeds website.



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