Leicester biggest climber in national university league table

The University of Leicester has climbed 47 places in The Guardian University guide 2022 (published 11 September) – the largest climb made by any university this year – rising to 30th place.

Focusing upon the most important things valued by students, the league table provides a score out of 100 which is based on ratings in a number of areas, including student satisfaction, job prospects, the amount spent by universities per student and how effective teaching is.

Leicester’s achievement comes in the year that the University celebrates its Centenary, marking 100 years since it opened its doors in 1921 as a living memorial to honour those who made sacrifices during the Great War.

Professor Graham Wynn, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Leicester, said: “I am delighted to see this exceptional leap in the Guardian league table in our Centenary year. This rise is testament to our excellent teaching, student support and the fantastic achievements of our students.

“Our top 30 position reflects the progress we have made in implementing our student-centred education strategy and the commitment to excellence at Leicester.

“This achievement would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our staff in their work to improve the student experience especially over the past 18 months as they tirelessly worked to deliver education throughout a pandemic.”

This position places Leicester second out of the seven universities in the East Midlands.

Leicester gained an overall score of 71.6 out of 100, with 79.9 out of 100 students satisfied with their course and 81.1 out of 100 satisfied with their teaching. 

The University also boasts a score of 81 for career progression following graduation.