Staff and students at Wrexham Glyndŵr are celebrating the university’s climb of more than 40 places in The Guardian University Guide league table.

The newspaper has published its annual University Guide for 2022 which sees Wrexham Glyndŵr rise from 107th in the UK last year, to 66th this year.

This means Glyndŵr has been ranked above nearby institutions such as Bangor University, the University of Chester, and Liverpool John Moores.

Glyndŵr scored highly for satisfaction with teaching and feedback, achieving an overall score of 65.3

In the guide, universities are measured across nine categories ranging from good teaching to job prospects for students.

This year it has added the 2020 and 2021 survey results together to reflect the universities pandemic response and their performance in a normal year.

The meteoric rise in the rankings tops what has been a fantastic summer for the University which now ranks highest in the UK for Adult Nursing for overall student satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS).

The University was also successful in gaining a Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) tender to launch an exciting raft of new nursing and allied health practitioner courses.

The university's vice-chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar, said: “The key driver behind this spectacular improvement is the recent National Student Survey where we outperformed sector averages on the three NSS metrics which feature in the methodology used by The Guardian: ‘overall satisfaction’, ‘the teaching on my course’ and ‘assessment and feedback’.

“This is a fantastic achievement and all our academic and professional staff, along with the Students’ Union, deserve massive credit for this result.”

Where Welsh universities rank:
24. Swansea
38. Cardiff
62. Cardiff Met
64. Aberystwyth
66. Glyndŵr
74. Trinity Saint David
82. South Wales
86. Bangor

The Guardian University Guide 2022 can be viewed online.

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