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Award-winning teaching

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Award-winning teaching


We have been awarded five stars in the latest QS Stars international rating system.

QS Stars is a rating system that provides a detailed look at higher education institutions across the world, focusing on specific topics such as teaching strength, graduate employability, research strength, inclusiveness and innovation.

Quality Standard Stars rating system 2019 5 gold stars

The University achieved an overall five-star rating and was given the top mark in six of the eight categories it was assessed on including teaching, employability, facilities, innovation,  inclusiveness and in the specialist category of Hospitality and Leisure Management.

The Sunday Times Good University Guide named us University of the Year for Teaching Quality in its 2020 edition, which recognised our consistently high student satisfaction scores as measured by the National Student Survey (NSS).

Times Outstanding Entrepreneurial University logo

We were named Outstanding Entrepreneurial University at the Times Higher Education Awards 2021. This award recognises our strategic programme which embeds entrepreneurial principles throughout the whole University, including curriculum, regional partnerships and research. 

We are also in the top 50 for graduate prospects in the 2022 Complete University Guide.

Knowledge Applied

Our approach gives students the power to understand ideas as well as the ability to put them into practice. 

All of our undergraduate courses have work experience opportunities embedded in each year, thanks to links with over 1,000 organisations – including the BBC, Sony, Adidas, Disney, the NHS, Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Sheffield United FC.

We deliver over 20,000 placements and real-world projects every year, and 94% of our students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (2018-19 Graduate Outcomes Survey). 

Student stories

Students in the fashion design studio

See the real-world work our students have done, from fashion design to construction project management

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