Plymouth Marjon University has achieved another swathe of outstanding results in the latest university guide. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 ranks Marjon as 3rd for social inclusion, 4th for teaching quality and 8th for student experience, out of 130 UK universities. The Guide is a comprehensive overview of higher education in the UK and provides a breakdown of rankings each year.
Marjon was also ranked 5th in the UK for its response to the pandemic, a new score this year based on how student feedback changed between 2020 and 2021.
The ranking of 4th in the UK for teaching quality reflects outstanding results from other reports, such as the National Student Survey (NSS) 2021 published in July, where Marjon was ranked first in the South West for teaching excellence.
The Good University Guide analytically ranks 130 universities, and Marjon was rated in the top ten for four different categories. The guide provides prospective students and their families with the right information to make an informed choice about their higher education, evaluating everything from satisfaction with teaching quality and the student experience through to degree completion rates and graduate employment prospects.
Plymouth Marjon University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rob Warner, said: “These results show a combination of successes that we are really proud of. Our teaching quality and student experience are regularly ranked as outstanding by our students. We are delighted to be ranked third for social inclusion, as all our team are incredibly proud of our welcoming and inclusive community.
“And to be ranked 5th for our response to the pandemic demonstrates that we remain a listening, proactive and positive community even in times of intense crisis. We strive to put student needs first in everything we do, and I thank everyone at Marjon for their hard work to achieve this recognition.”
Katy Willis, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Success, said: “The Marjon community has stuck together throughout the last 18 months with the goal of helping all our students to succeed. Our academic colleagues have created brand new ways of teaching and learning, working closely with students and listening to what works best for them.
“Our students have been imaginative and creative in their response, and incredibly thoughtful about looking after each other. We couldn’t be prouder of these results.”
With students coming to campus for the 2021/22 academic year and COVID restrictions easing, Marjon are prioritising welcoming everyone safely and looking forward to more face-to-face lectures and events.
Find out more about Marjon’s excellent result in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) here