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Another rise in the rankings for York St John University   

Published: 07 September 2020

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York St John University has risen by 16 places in the Guardian University Guide 2021. This takes York St John to 91st place, inside the top 100 for the first time. It follows three years of strong performance in the National Student Survey (NSS) and positive results in the Graduate Outcomes Survey.  

Particularly successful were York St John’s expanding suite of Bioscience courses, which ranked 16th out of 105 nationally. The strength of our Media Production courses were also evident, with a ranking 25th out of 67 in the Film production & photography category.   

Professor Karen Bryan OBE, Vice Chancellor of York St John University said: “I am extremely pleased that the progress York St John has been making has been nationally recognised once again. The impressive rise of 16 places builds on last year’s success and reflects significant input from colleagues to provide excellent student experience and career opportunities for our graduates. Congratulations to everyone at York St John for this achievement.”    

The Guardian University Guide has established itself as a key league table for UK universities and is one of the top choices for people around the world when deciding which university is right for them. It is based on ten measures: Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Graduate Prospects, Student-Staff Ratio, Spending on Academic Services, Spending on Student Facilities, Good Honours Degrees, and Completion.  

Rachel Hall, Editor of the Guardian University Guide, said: “The latest Guardian University Guide can offer guidance for schools, families and universities to consult and share throughout the year at a time when people around the world are continuing to make new and often difficult decisions about the future.”  

This rise is the latest such success for York St John which also performed strongly in the current Sunday Times Good University Guide. 

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