The Guardian has announced today that Coventry University has reached “the highest position ever achieved by a former polytechnic in the Guardian league table of universities”.
The Guardian goes on to say that in reaching number 15 in the table, it is higher than “many research-intensive universities, including Birmingham, Edinburgh, York, Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff, Nottingham and Newcastle”.
Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University Alliance, of which Coventry is a member, said:
“I am delighted that the ambition of our universities to deliver excellence in new and innovative ways has been recognised. There is no monopoly on excellence. The Guardian league tables are unique in celebrating teaching excellence, an essential component of university excellence but often under-recognised . Alliance universities are committed to offering the highest quality teaching, and lead the way in preparing students for a career in industry and the professions.
“Congratulations to Professor John Latham (vice chancellor) and the team at Coventry for this excellent result”.