Leicester among top three East Midlands universities

The University of Leicester has been named among the top three universities in the East Midlands in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Considering teaching quality and student experience (both measured in the 2021 National Student Survey) plus graduate prospects and completion rate for students, Leicester ranks alongside Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham in the top three universities in the region.

Leicester remains 37th in the prestigious national league table, in the same week the University was named 30th in The Guardian University Guide 2022, and the most improved institution in the UK.

In 2021 the University celebrates its Centenary, marking 100 years since it opened its doors as a living memorial to honour those who made sacrifices during the First World War.

Professor Graham Wynn, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Leicester, said: “We are delighted to be recognised among the top three universities in our region in this, our Centenary year.

“This recognition – in the same week in which we saw an extraordinary leap in the Guardian league table – is testament to the strength of our teaching and learning, student support and the hard work and fantastic achievements of our students.

“Our position reflects the progress we have made in implementing our student-centred education strategy and the commitment to excellence at Leicester, and we look forward to welcoming many of our students back to campus later this month.

“We must also pay tribute to 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 the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

Leicester was rated at 74.5 for teaching quality and 71.3 for student experience, with 73.5% of graduates progressing to high-skilled jobs or graduate-level study within a year of completing their course 

The University also boasts a score of 90.5% completion rate, third-highest in the East Midlands.