University of Hull climbs 19 places in 2022 Guardian University Rankings

The University of Hull has risen 19 places in the 2022 Guardian University Rankings.

The University, up to 53rd in the table from 72nd last year, has celebrated a second strong year in the prestigious national rankings, and has now climbed a total of 42 places in the last two years.

Four courses ranked in the top 10 nationally – American Studies, Physics, Earth & Marine Sciences and Education.

Professor Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hull, said: “Our rise in this year’s ranking is wonderful news, as we prepare to welcome new and returning students to campus for the start of the 2021/22 Academic Year.

“The fact that the University has risen 19 places, in what has been such a challenging year for students and staff alike, is testament to the strength of our community here at Hull.

“The last 18 months has seen the University evolve and respond to adversity like never before, and this success is evidence that the University of Hull can thrive despite the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

“I would like to thank all of our students and staff at the University, who have made this result possible, for their continued hard work, dedication and commitment.

“We know the hard work does not end here, and are committed to building further on this positive progress.”

This is the University’s highest position in The Guardian’s league table since 2010, when Hull was ranked 52nd.

Across the last three Guardian University Rankings publications, the University has climbed 53 places – the greatest increase of any university during the period.

American Studies ranked 1st out of 9 institutions nationally, with Physics placing 7th out of 44.

Earth & Marine Sciences ranked 9th out of a total 36 institutions, as Education also made the top 10, placing 9th out of 83.

The Guardian ranks universities and institutions across a variety of fields.

Course satisfaction, student to staff ratio, spend per student, average entry tariff, value added and career prospects were all examined as part of the 2022 ranking.

Overall, 80.6 per cent of students said they were satisfied with their course, with 82.2 per cent satisfied with teaching.

View the full 2022 Guardian University Rankings here.