Derby climbed up 25 places to be ranked among the Top 30 in The Guardian University Guide.
The University is ranked 29th among 121 institutions, becoming the sixth most improved university nationally. This is the highest ranking achieved by the University.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, Professor Kathryn Mitchell said, “To achieve our highest ever ranking is fantastic news for the University and formally recognises the outstanding commitment of staff and students.
It is particularly pleasing to be recognised in the Top 30 in the country by The Guardian league tables, which focus on student experience, student satisfaction and employability - values which have always been at the heart of our institution. This is a very positive outcome which will further enhance our global profile.”
The student experience at Derby is known to be particularly positive for international students.
Current international student Sam Chikowore has hailed the university and staff for “going the extra mile in making sure that the transition for international students is much easier to handle” and noting that fellow students are all “friendly and forthcoming”.
This social environment is supported by a learning environment that is characterised by “very knowledgeable and dedicated lecturers” to create an outstanding experience for all students.
Studying at University of Derby is a life-changing and eye-opening experience which is open and accessible to students from across the world and is gaining more and more recognition for the top-class education and positive student experience it provides.