Leeds University is ranked best in Yorkshire

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LEEDS UNIVERSITY has been ranked as the best in Yorkshire in a new league table published today.

It is ranked 14th nationally and has overtaken York in the latest Good University Guide for 2016.

The university has also been named runner up in the guide’s university of the year contest.

The news comes as a new wave of undergraduates are preparing for Freshers Week ahead of the academic year starting.

Vice Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands said: “This is a welcome acknowledgement of the excellence of the staff and students at Leeds.

“Our continued success in the rankings has been driven by high levels of student satisfaction and world-class research.

“League tables can only provide a glimpse of the bustling life at a university, but this result rightly recognises Leeds as one of the UK’s top higher education institutions and among the world’s most respected universities.” The guide shows the university has excellent scores for teaching, student experience and graduate prospects.

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide’s announcement said: “[Leeds] has powered ahead thanks to high levels of student satisfaction, as well as strong outcomes in the latest research ratings, published last December. L

“Leeds does better than any other redbrick university — the big civic universities in Britain’s main industrial cities… Both the student experience and teaching quality scores were high.”

Toke Dahler, Union Affairs Officer at Leeds University Union, said: “The improved ranking of the University in the guide is fantastic and we’re excited about the commitment to continuous improvement the University has demonstrated.

“The results demonstrate the value in the union’s partnership with the University, which ensures that students feel represented and understand they are partners in their education – a model that has proven to be successful. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the University in the future to ensure the student experience at Leeds is among the best in the country.”

Leeds Trinity which became a university two and half years ago has remained in 91st position nationally. It was previously Trinity and All Saints College.

Leeds Beckett University, which changed its name from Leeds Metropolitan University last year, has moved down three places from 111 to 114.