THE University of Chester has risen an impressive 21 places in the national Guardian University Guide 2024.

The university, which has campuses across Warrington – including a hub at Time Square, Chester, and Shrewsbury, is now placed 53rd among the top institutions in the UK.

This is a rise from last year’s ranking when the university placed 74th.

The Guardian University Guide 2024 rankings has showcased its achievements across various categories, most notably its commitment in the following top three high-scoring areas:

• Teaching quality through the University’s continued focus on providing students with an exceptional and enriching learning experience

•Support for assessment by ensuring students have access to personalised and purposeful feedback on their work, helping them to achieve their full potential

•Graduate employability through the university’s dedication to preparing students for successful careers in their chosen field and helping them to achieve their goals within 15 months of graduating from the university.

It has also celebrated key achievements by ranking in the top 10 nationally in hospitality, event management, and tourism, theology and religious studies, and social work.

Professor Eunice Simmons, vice-chancellor of the university, said: “We are very proud of the University of Chester’s ascent in the Guardian University Guide 2024.

“This achievement is testament to the dedication of our staff and the incredible commitment of our students. These accomplishments highlight our ongoing dedication to excellence in education, research, and student satisfaction.”