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Edge Hill University celebrates top 35 placing in Guardian rankings

September 11, 2023

Edge Hill University is celebrating its highest-ever position of 35th in the 2024 Guardian University Guide.

This year’s result is the first time the University has reached the top third of the annual league table, which judges criteria including student satisfaction and spend per student. 

The massive 20-place jump puts Edge Hill in the top four in the North West. 

Vice-Chancellor Dr John Cater said: “This significant achievement reflects our commitment to providing the highest standards of teaching, to supporting students throughout their time at Edge Hill and to equipping them with the tools they need to pursue successful careers when they graduate. 

“The news has spurred us on to pursue our ambition to reach the top 30 nationally and top four in the North West.” 

Dr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor, Edge Hill University

Edge Hill scored particularly well in categories including satisfaction with teaching, how likely students are to stay on their course and progression into further study or highly-skilled work. 

Several of the University’s courses were listed in the top 10 nationally including midwifery, creative writing, English, as well as paramedic practice, operating department practice and nurse paramedic courses. 

This illustrates the breadth of successful programmes available at Edge Hill, which boasts a new Medical School and is undertaking significant investment in engineering, economics and politics. 

Edge Hill was also listed top four in the North West in the recent Complete University Guide 2024, another of the three most prestigious league tables for universities in the UK. Other major accolades include ‘Modern University of the Year’ in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and Educate North Awards 2020/21 ‘University of the Year’. 

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September 11, 2023


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