NTU named ‘University of the Year’

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has been named ‘University of the Year’ by The Guardian.

The prestigious award comes after NTU received the coveted Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017 and the influential Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018.

It also follows the University soaring to 16th place – a jump of 18 places – in the Guardian University Guide 2019. Crucially, this national league table focuses on student satisfaction, graduate employment, and quality of teaching.

The Guardian University of the Year award is based upon performance and improvement in its Guardian University Guide as well as considering retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students.

Representatives from the University attended the Guardian University Awards ceremony in London last night.

Nottingham Trent University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Peck, said: “I want to thank The Guardian for recognising the achievements of NTU over recent years. My colleagues and our students set out our shared ambitions and challenging objectives back in 2015 and we have all worked incredibly hard to deliver these.”

Guardian University Guide editor, Judy Friedberg, said: “Nottingham Trent’s performance across a range of measures has been exceptional this year. The university delivers overall academic excellence while paying close attention to the success of each individual student, no matter their background.”

NTU also won the Course and curriculum design category at the Guardian University Awards for its SCALE-UP project.