Lincoln has risen to 17th place in The Guardian University Guide 2020

This is the first time they have been in the top 20!

The University of Lincoln has risen to 17th in The Guardian University Guide 2020, published today (7th June 2019).

Previously ranking 22nd, the university has risen five places and has placed in the top 20 for the first time ever.

The Guardian University Guide is based on results from the annual National Student Survey and ranks universities in accordance with a range of factors.

This includes; spending per student; student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; entry requirements; a value-added score; student continuation rates; and student satisfaction.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, has praised their achievements: "The University of Lincoln goes from strength to strength.

"I am extremely proud of this achievement and grateful to all staff and students for contributing to our ongoing successes.

"We are grateful to the community of Lincolnshire for providing such a supportive home for our exceptional students and we hope they share in our sense of pride at these successes."

President of the Students' Union, Kudzai Muzangaza additionally took to Twitter to show his congratulations.

The result follows a series of achievements for the University over the last year.

This has included a multi-million pound grant to advance research into a medical imaging system for cancer patients; the establishment of Lincolnshire’s first medical school in partnership with the University of Nottingham; and a top ten ranking in the National Student Survey.