4 June 2014 - This story is in archive

The University of Hertfordshire has climbed sixteen places in the Guardian University Guide 2015, released 3 June, ranking 66 out of 116 UK universities.

Comprehensive information

The Guide gives comprehensive information about university courses and what it's like to study at each institution.

Subject rankings are based on a carefully balanced combination of statistics, including: student satisfaction, academic progress and employability rates.

Proud

Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire said: "We are proud to be an entrepreneurial and ambitious university that is recognised for not only putting the experience and education of our students first but by our efforts in distinguishing them for being highly employable and equipped for their future careers."

The measures

The Guide ranks institutions on eight measures to form the league table: National Student Survey (NSS) teaching, NSS assessment and feedback, NSS overall satisfaction, value added, student-staff ratio, spending per student, entry scores and career prospects. These scores are weighted and then combined to give an overall total score (Average Teaching Score).

The Guardian University Guide is an annual ranking for UK universities. For the full table, please visit http://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2014/jun/02/university-league-tables-2015-the-complete-list.