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Marjon rises up league tables

Released: 16.09.22

up 39 places in 5 yeas for the Good University Guide 2019 - 2023

Plymouth Marjon University is celebrating this morning after a meteoric rise up a key national league table. The University has shot 21 places up in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, and was also ranked 1st in England for social inclusion.

Since 2017, Marjon has moved up an incredible 39 places in the league table, from 119th five years ago, to 80th, out of 130 universities. This year Marjon was ranked 1st in England for social inclusion, 5th in England for Teaching Quality, and 8th in England for Student Experience. The University also ranked 18th in England for proportion of first-generation students.

Marjon has ranked as the top university in England for Teaching Quality in the Guide three times in the last five years and has been in the top 10 for Social Inclusion over the last four years. The ongoing rise up the league tables is supported by a consistently high quality education for people from all backgrounds, as well as Marjon’s growing research expertise. 89% of Marjon’s research was rated as internationally recognised in May this year.

The Good University Guide is a comprehensive overview of higher education in the UK and provides a breakdown of rankings each year. Run and published by the Times and Sunday Times, the Guide collates information from 130 universities in the UK and provides prospective students with an insight into the student experience in each university.

These results align with other surveys released earlier this year, where Marjon was rated first in England for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023), 5th University of the Year (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022), and 4th in the UK for student support (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021).

Professor Rob Warner, Vice-Chancellor at Plymouth Marjon University, said:

“Marjon’s ratings keep getting stronger year on year. We really are a student-centred university: our ambition is for every individual to belong in our personal, learning community and for every student to discover and fulfil their potential. These results are a fantastic tribute to the immensely impressive dedication and expertise of our staff.”

The University is welcoming students this weekend before the new term starts and ahead of fresher’s week. If you are interested in studying at Marjon, there is still time to join this September: find your perfect course from our home page. 

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