University of Chichester named among top 30 in UK
The University of Chichester has been ranked among the top 30 higher education institutions.
National rankings produced by the Guardian University Guide 2021 placed it in 29th position – out of 121 others – based on its high student-satisfaction rates and graduate prospects, among other achievements.
Many of its courses were also ranked among the country’s best, including its Art, Education, and Psychology degrees which were named in the UK’s top ten respectively.
Vice-chancellor professor Jane Longmore said: “These rankings are recognition of the University’s remarkable success in building the confidence, resilience, and aspirations of every student.
"I congratulate our dedicated staff for continuing to deliver high-quality teaching and an excellent student experience during an immensely challenging year for the UK higher education sector.”
The Guardian University Guide is one of the most widely respected tables for the UK universities.
It ranks 121 institutions according to nine criteria including teaching quality, student experience, completion rates, degree results, and graduate success.
Deputy vice-chancellor Dr Mark Mason, who oversees student experience at the University, added: “It is very pleasing to see our hard work across the last year so clearly reflected by the Guardian.
"Ensuring our students receive an outstanding and memorable experience here is crucial and we acknowledge the key role that our wonderful staff play in achieving this result.”
Chichester’s rise of 44 places on last year’s rankings is the single largest increase in the Guardian’s 2021 guide.
It caps a remarkable few months for the West Sussex institution which was rated as a top-third tier UK university by the National Student Survey for its high satisfaction rates among its undergraduates.
University students’ union president Moyin Ekundayo said: "When I ask students what makes Chichester special they tell me about their sense of belonging. They say that being here is like being part of a community where everyone knows everyone else, and everyone is included.”
Find out how the University of Chichester provides an inclusive and enriching experience of higher education for its students at www.chi.ac.uk.
For more about the Guardian University Guide 2021 go to www.theguardian.com/education.