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Our credentials

In 2019 Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named The Guardian University of the Year. This follows The Sunday Times in 2018 and Times Higher Education in 2017, demonstrating NTU’s continued commitment to high standards of teaching, research and student satisfaction.

In 2016, the University’s research credentials were also honoured with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the highest national honour for a UK university.

Other acknowledgements:

  • 93% of NTU students would recommend studying at NTU (latest National Student Survey, 2018).
  • 96% of NTU’s postgraduates were in employment or further study just six months after graduating (DLHE 2015/16).
  • 90% of our research activity achieved world-leading, internationally-excellent or internationally-recognised status (REF 2014).
  • NTU has more than 70 research groups and centres working across the nine Academic Schools with an aim to shape lives and society.
  • NTU has been acknowledged in the UK for its teaching excellence by both The Guardian in 2015 and The Times in 2016.
  • NTU achieved a QS 5-Star Ranking for internationalisation (2018).
  • We’re recognised as a Centre of Excellence for delivery by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
  • Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology at Times Higher Education (THE) Awards (2016).
  • NTU has been recognised as a First-Class sustainable university and has been ranked 3rd in the UK by People and Planet University League 2017. 
  • NTU has been awarded a gold rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for its outstanding teaching and learning. Read more.
  • We have been named Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
  • NTU is ranked 42nd in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2019. 
  • We have been ranked 16th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2019. 
  • NTU climbed 10 places to 37th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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