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The University of Northampton has rocketed 31 places (the second fastest climber) in the latest national Guardian League Tables and become No. 1 in the UK for the ‘Value Added’ category.

‘Value Added’ is one of the most important categories for revealing how students succeed academically. The result is assessed by comparing students’ individual degree results with their entry qualifications out of a score of 10. This helps demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of teaching at an institution.

As well as being No. 1 for Value Added, The University of Northampton is now ranked by The Guardian’s as 63rd out of 119 other higher education institutions across the UK.

The Guardian League Table 2012 is heavily influenced by final year undergraduate students across all subject areas who – through the annual National Student Survey – are asked to provide feedback on key issues including the quality of their courses, teaching standards and facilities at their respective universities.

In addition to being No. 1 in Value Added, The Guardian also revealed The University of Northampton’s table position on ‘Spend per student’ (the amount of money an institution invests in the learning and associated facilities and services) has rapidly risen 30 places to ’55 out of 119′.

In it’s own words, it is “the only university taking an institutional and holistic approach integrating social enterprise into their student offer, into teaching and learning and research, and working with local authorities, businesses and the wider community, to deliver improvements to Northamptonshire.”

Find out more at: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/about

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