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Middlesex continues ascent of Guardian university league table

Middlesex University has advanced seven places up to 74th in the Guardian’s 2017 University league table

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Middlesex University has moved up to 74th in the 2017 Guardian league table having been previously ranked 81st in 2016, 86th in 2015 and 103rd in 2014.

This is the third year in a row that Middlesex has moved up in the Guardian’s league table and it is now ranked as the best modern university offering a full range of courses in London and the tenth highest university overall in the city.

Professor Tim Blackman, Middlesex University Vice-Chancellor, said: “We’re thrilled to see yet another rise for Middlesex in the Guardian league table and this further highlights the University’s continued upward trajectory.

“Middlesex students enjoy living, studying and learning in the world’s most diverse and exciting city before graduating with strong employability skills to make an impact on the world.

“In the last few weeks alone we have seen the huge impact that Middlesex graduates are making with Juliet Sargeant becoming the first black woman to create a garden for the Chelsea Flower Show, Joe Joyce preparing to box for Team GB at Rio 2016 and jazz musician Binker Golding winning a prestigious best newcomer award.

“Middlesex is an ambitious University; we’re proud of our many graduate success stories and we’re very pleased that our continued progression is reflected again in this latest league table.”

The Guardian’s University league tables rank 119 universities according to spending per student; the student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual National Student Survey.

The tables have been compiled for the Guardian by Intelligent Metrix, an independent consultancy that specialises in measuring performance in higher education. The rankings are based on official data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) and on the National Student Survey, published by Hefce.

Middlesex was given an overall score of 54.5 out of 100 by the Guardian. According to the table’s published results, 81.8 per cent of Middlesex students were satisfied with their course, 82.8 per cent were satisfied with the teaching, 73.6 per cent were satisfied with feedback, the student to staff ratio was 16.3, the student spend rating was 7.1 out of 10, the average entry tariff was 300.8, the value added score out of ten was 4.6 and the percentage of students in a career after six months was 64.3 per cent.

For more information on the 2017 Guardian rankings visit: http://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2016/may/23/university-league-tables-2017.

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