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Salford keeps on climbing

Wednesday 25 May 2016

The University of Salford has moved seven places in The Guardian League Table 2017.

This announcement moves Salford into the table’s third quartile with a ranking of 83 out of 119 institutions listed– the University’s highest position since 2006.

The Guardian League Table is based on a variety of measures including entry standards, student-staff ratios, graduate prospects and overall student satisfaction with the course.

It draws heavily on the results of the National Student Survey (NSS) which asks mainly final-year students a series of questions about how satisfied they are with their university experience.

Salford’s improved performance this year is due, in part, to enhancements in its teaching, academic feedback, and quality of courses. The University has also seen gains in four out of five of the other measures considered, such as career prospects after six months and value-added score.

A notable subject highlight from the latest table would be the University’s degree in Social Work, which moved up 33 places to 15th (out of 76 institutions) in the UK.

According to the Guardian, Salford’s degrees in Law, Social Policy & Admin, Social Work and Sports Science were ranked first in the North West, whilst the University’s overall ranking puts Salford above Sheffield Hallam, UCLAN and Liverpool John Moores University.

University of Salford Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Marshall said: “Our recent ranking in the Guardian is good news for the University and sets us on an upward trajectory.

“I’d like to thank all who work at the University for their hard work and dedication in putting our students first.”

The University was recently named in the UK’s top 10 most improved universities and was ranked as one of the world’s top ‘young’ universities by the Times Higher Education.

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Liam McCallion

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