DMU top 50 nationwide for helping students learn to succeed


Student experience and teaching quality at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have both been ranked in the top 50 by a leading university guide.

DMU's reputation for providing excellent student satisfaction and helping students learn to succeed has been underlined by its performance in this year's The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Overall, DMU, which was named Britain's most-improved university last year, has built on its meteoric rise to achieve its highest-ever position in the league tables - 53rd out of the 127 UK higher education institutions ranked.


Further analysis of the 2016 guide shows:

  • DMU is one of the top 20 universities in the UK for Creative Writing
  • Eight course areas are in the top 30 - Arts and Festivals Management; Forensic Science; Nursing; Communications and Media; Art and Design; Architecture; Drama, Dance and Cinematics; and Creative Writing
  • Business Studies and Accounting and Finance are in the top 40 for business schools
  • All Art and Design subjects are ranked in the top 30
  • Three more subject areas are also ranked in the top 40 - Social Work, Mechanical Engineering and Economics

The guide has ranked every university in the UK according to criteria such as student satisfaction, research quality, entry standards, student-to-staff ratio, spend on facilities and graduate prospects.


Alastair McCall, editor of the 2016 guide, said: "DMU's progress in the last two years in our table now places it second among modern multi-faculty universities in the United Kingdom.

"The work that the university has done on increasing the employability of its graduates has under-pinned the dramatic rise.

"After last year's meteoric 32-place rise, to maintain that position - and improve it by a further place - is no mean achievement."

DMU's commitment to providing an outstanding student experience has been demonstrated with its strong welfare and pastoral support, £8million leisure centre and strong relationship with De Montfort Students' Union, which boasts more than 100 sports teams and social clubs to join.

It places huge emphasis on teaching, providing students with the skills that will enable them to succeed beyond campus boundaries.

Professor Dominic Shellard, Vice-Chancellor of DMU, said:  "I would like to congratulate everyone who has played a role in our success. This is an important acknowledgement of the effort and ambition of each member of staff at the university."

Posted on Wednesday 23rd September 2015

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