“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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University of Bolton moves into top 30 in UK in The Guardian University Guide 2024
The University of Bolton has been named in the top 30 best UK universities in The Guardian guide.
The University is now ranked 30th, having moved up eight places after last year being placed 38th out of 121 Higher Education institutions in the national newspaper’s annual Guide.
It is the highest place 'post '92' university in the whole of the UK.
The Guardian league tables rank universities through eight different scores which form a total out of 100.
This includes what students say about their teaching, feedback and the course itself in the annual National Student Survey (NSS).
Three University of Bolton health professions courses, BSc (hons) Operating Department Practice, BSc (hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling (foundation year) and BSc (hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling, were ranked third in the UK.
The BA (hons) Crime and Criminal Justice course was ranked fourth in the country.
The BSc (hons) midwifery (pre-registration) was named 10th. General Nursing was placed 20th, Graphic Design 19th, Accounting and Finance 28th.
A University spokesperson said: “Students will rightly be delighted to see their University appear once again in The Guardian's list of the top universities in the UK.
"This year we have broken through into the top 30 in the country, moving several places further up the league tables for the second year running, this time to 30th.
"It is once again recognition of the investment the University continues to make in its students, which has led to our student satisfaction scores being top in the North West once again this year.
"Student experience and success is at the heart of everything we do at the University of Bolton.”
The league tables also look at class sizes and student-to-staff ratio, how much universities spend on teaching per student, as well as students’ A-level grades on entry, whether their academic performance improves at university (the value-added score) and how likely they will be to continue with their course.
Professor George E Holmes DL, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton, said: “The hard work of everyone who works at the University of Bolton is clearly paying off.
"This further move higher up the Guardian league table rankings shows that we are providing excellence in teaching and student experience when compared with some of the most renowned institutions in the UK."
He added: “The University has ambitious plans and a bold vision of the future.
"This can be seen seen by the £40m University of Bolton’s Institute of Medical Sciences in the grounds of the Royal Bolton Hospital which is well under construction
"Once open to its first cohort of students in September 2024, this development will
undoubtedly enhance the University's reputation further, training the next generation of health professionals to help the UK address its chronic shortage of staff in the NHS.”
The Guardian UK University Guide 2024 can be found at: https://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2023/sep/09/the-guardian-university-guide-2024-the-rankings?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other