University of Northampton rises in latest rankings table

A University of Northampton graduation ceremony at Royal & Derngate last year. Pictured (front right) is vice-chancellor Nick Petford
A University of Northampton graduation ceremony at Royal & Derngate last year. Pictured (front right) is vice-chancellor Nick Petford

The University of Northampton has enjoyed a slight rise in the latest rankings issued by the Guardian University Guide.

The institution has maintained its place in the top 50, moving three places above last year’s ranking to 44th in the UK.

Professor Nick Petford, vice-chancellor of the University of Northampton, said he was pleased with the ranking.

He added: “The University continues to see an improvement in statistics for student satisfaction, with overall satisfaction rising to 88 per cent.

“This is testament to the dedication and professionalism of all our staff and our ongoing focus on placing the student experience at the heart of our offering. The University continues to invest in our facilities, having recently completed the £25million St John’s Halls of Residence.”

He also said the university would focus on maintaining and improving its position as it develops its plans for a new Waterside Campus.

The Guardian League Table is influenced by final year undergraduate students across all subject areas who through the annual National Student Survey, are asked to provide feedback on key issues. These include the quality of their courses, teaching standards and facilities at their respective universities.