Edge Hill University has risen eight places in the Guardian University Guide 2018, and has a top three position in the North West.

The Guardian’s guide is intended to inform students applying for courses starting in 2018, and considers various factors including students’ satisfaction with their course and the amount spent per student.

The table also ranks individual subjects, with Edge Hill named top in the North West for Law and Education programmes and second in the region for Nursing and Midwifery.

The University’s Biosciences and Public Relations courses also fared well.

Dr John CaterDr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University said: “It is fantastic to see Edge Hill ranking so highly in the Guardian’s comprehensive league tables, which consider the aspects of University life that matter most to students.

 “This news follows Edge Hill’s success in this year’s Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, The Complete University Guide Rankings and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards, so the University has a lot to be proud of. We are continually working to further improve the Edge Hill student experience and hope to build on this success in the coming years.”

Edge Hill was identified as the top modern diversified University in this year’s Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, also retaining its place as best in the North West. This year has also seen Edge Hill rise seven places to achieve its highest position yet in The Complete University Guide rankings.

The University also scooped the UK’s top award for Accommodation at the Whatuni Student Choice awards earlier this month, and was ranked in the top five in an unprecedented five categories (including Courses and Lecturers, University Facilities, Student Support and University of the Year).