Manchester Metropolitan climbs five places in Sunday Times league table

Manchester Metropolitan University has climbed five places in this year’s Sunday Times Good University Guide.

This year’s positon of 72nd is the highest achieved by the University for 13 years.

In the past three years, Manchester Metropolitan has jumped 17 places in the table, with the improvement influenced by maintaining a stronger position in the National Student Survey, increasing professional accreditations and the ongoing developments made to the University’s estate.

The respected ranking measures student satisfaction with teaching quality and the wider university experience, research quality, entry qualifications, graduate job prospects, degree outcomes achieved, student-staff ratios, services and facilities spend, and completion rates.

Manchester Metropolitan has the second-largest number of undergraduate students out of the 128 institutions listed in the Guide and it was notable that there was continued improvement in the student experience rating and a 3.5% rise in graduate prospects.

The University has climbed in all three major domestic league tables published in 2016: The Complete University Guide; The Guardian; and The Times and Sunday Times.

Continued improvement

Vice-Chancellor Professor Malcolm Press said: “We are pleased to have once again made progress and improved our position in the Good University Guide. It continues the improvement we have shown in UK university tables across 2016.

“We are an ambitious, exciting and inspiring University and we remain committed to driving up the quality of our provision and ensuring that our students graduate with the education, skills and training that they need to be successful in their future careers and to become rounded citizens.

“As a University, we are determined to take a leading role in shaping the future of higher education and build on the foundations we have already laid to ensure our research and teaching has relevance and impact in the real world.”