The Times announced today that the University of Lincoln is one of the most improved in the country in the paper’s Good University Guide.

Described in today’s Harper-Collins publication as a “big climber,” the university has shot up 17 places overall, the second biggest improvement in the whole ranking.

Out of 114 universities that are in the guide, Lincoln is ranked at 86 overall — jumping 17 places from its previous position.

From the eight types of categories that universities are marked against in the guide, Lincoln was able to improve on its last ranking in three main areas:

  • Student satisfaction – up to 59 from 100;
  • Research – up to 65= from 99=;
  • Award of good honours degrees – up to 67 from 76.

Pro Vice Chancellor (Ex. Affairs), Professor Scott Davidson said: “This latest substantial move up a prestigious league table confirms that Lincoln is delivering quality in its teaching, learning and research and this is having an impact at the national level.”

The University of Lincoln has improved in The Independent‘s Complete University Guide as well, where it went up by 21 places to 78th place. Prospects for Lincoln graduates have also improved over the past year, with the university moving up 20 points to 90th in that ranking.

The university has also seen major improvements in the Research Assesment Excercise 2008, which puts Lincoln equal 12th in a league of 47 universities providing media/communication courses.

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