CampusSenateHouseBoltonThe University is celebrating after moving up a further 12 places in the Guardian’s 2017 league table.

This is another successful year for the University, ranking 93rd this year, rising from 105th position in 2016, from 113th in 2015.

The tables measure universities on factors including student satisfaction, student to staff ratio, spend per student and value added.

‘It’s encouraging to see our move up of 20 places in the past two years in the 2017 Guardian table which places emphasis overall upon student satisfaction,’ said Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor George E Holmes DL.

‘It also particularly pleasing to see the positive student satisfaction scores in the most recent 2017 Complete University Guide with the University appearing in the top half for student satisfaction.

‘I wish to thank staff for their continued hard work in making the student experience such an on-going success.’

According to the Guardian the career prospects of students on graduation has risen significantly, up 26% since 2013. Expenditure per student has also increased, with the student to staff ratio dropping from 20.6 students per member of staff in 2014 to 15.9 in 2017.

Film Production and Photography courses, which included Visual Effects and Special Effects for Film & TV, Animation and Illustration and Graphic Design and Photography, scored highly and were rated first in the North West. They received the highest scores for percentage of students satisfied with assessments, teaching, the course overall and for career prospects in the region and were ranked top ten in the UK.

The Live Events Production FDA, taught at Backstage Academy, is ranked in the top ten in the UK, and first in the North of England.

Law courses meanwhile are rated in the top ten for overall course satisfaction in the UK and Sports Science are ranked second in the region for career prospects.


This news follows on from the 2017 Complete University Guide launch earlier this month where Maths and English at the Universitycame top of the student satisfaction league tables. Both subjects rank No 1 in the UK in meeting students’ expectations and the University as a whole moved up 20 places in the guide’s UK student satisfaction rankings, to reach 57th place out on 127 higher education institutions. The shift takes the University into the top 50 per cent of universities for student satisfaction.

There was more good news on meeting student satisfaction for several other University of Bolton subjects. Creative Writing ranks joint top in the North West with the University of Chester, Electrical and Electronic Engineering is joint top in the North West and joint second in the UK with Manchester and Kent universities, Education is joint second in the North West and Social Policy is second in the North West and a UK top-10 university.


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  • I think a hearty congratulations is deserved by everyone involved in achieving this. Well done folks!

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