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We've climbed ten places in the Sunday Times university rankings

Sep 22, 2017

We have climbed to 88 in the rankings
We have climbed to 88 in the rankings

Happy to share that we’ve just climbed ten places in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. We are now ranked at 88th in the UK, which is a significant jump up from 98th last year. The new ranking also places us at 9th best in the North West, above the University of Central Lancashire, University of Bolton and University of Cumbria.

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 will be published over three days, beginning with a free 96-page supplement published this weekend in The Sunday Times (24 September).

The league table is made up of nine indicators including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates. The Times will complement coverage in The Sunday Times with two further supplements to be published on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September. These will focus on the best universities for teaching quality and student experience and the universities that come top in different subject areas.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Stephenson said: “I’m delighted to hear that we’ve climbed a full ten places higher in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. This year we’ve shown a major commitment to enhancing student experience and teaching excellence here at Salford; our new ranking is a real reflection of the progression we have made.

“I’d like to thank all colleagues for their hard work which has helped to place us on this upward trajectory.”

You can find the rankings for North West universities here: