Hartpury’s Teaching Quality is best of the South West: The Times Good University Guide for 2023


Hartpury University ranks 1st in the South West and 6th in the UK for Teaching Quality, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2023.

The institution was also named 14th in the UK for Student Experience and climbed an impressive seven places overall in the UK-wide league table.

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide includes the definitive rankings of 132 British universities, based on their performance in areas for undergraduates including quality of teaching, student satisfaction and graduate career prospects.

This is just the latest in a series of national accolades for the quality of teaching and student experience at the Gloucestershire-based University.  In July, Hartpury was named the number one university in the ‘Teaching on my Course’ category, according to results from the National Student Survey (NSS).

In May, Hartpury University won the Lecturers and Teaching Quality category at the national WhatUni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs), fending off competition from 94 other institutions. Hartpury was also rated as the top university in the South West for Facilities, and came 9th of 95 institutions in the hugely prestigious UK University of the Year category. Both the NSS and WUSCAs are based on feedback from the students themselves.

More positive survey results came from the Graduate Outcomes Survey results in July, confirming 97% of  Hartpury University graduates were in employment, further study, or other purposeful activity.

Rosie Scott-Ward, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Hartpury University said: “We’re thrilled to have received such positive results from The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide in only our fourth year since gaining university status.

“We’re particularly encouraged by the recognition given to the quality of our teaching and the overall student experience – both essential components of the university experience. I’d like to say a special thank you to each and every member of staff who has worked tirelessly to ensure students receive the highest level of teaching and support.

“During the past year, we’ve invested further in the facilities we have at Hartpury University to ensure we provide the very best learning environment alongside the highest quality teaching.”

It’s been a busy start to the new academic year with Professor Andy Collop taking up the post of Vice-Chancellor, Principal and CEO of Hartpury University and Hartpury College.