The University of Wolverhampton

Why we don't appear in University League Tables

From January 2010 onwards, the University has not appeared in any league tables produced by newspapers.

We appeared in the Times league tables published in June 2009, in which our overall position improved, but this was the last time.

We believe that these tables disadvantage universities such as Wolverhampton as they are constructed using a methodology that does not accurately reflect the positive impact we make upon the communities we serve or represent a fair picture of our strengths. There are many published assessments of our performance.

Quality

The quality of our teaching and learning is assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), which reviews all UK higher education institutions. In 2015, we were awarded a commendation - the highest possible accolade - from the QAA for our 'enhancement of student learning opportunities'. 

The University of Wolverhampton has a history dating back 180 years and central to its mission is creativity and opportunity. Since 1835, as ‘The University of Opportunity’ we have been contributing to the social, economic and business regeneration of the Black Country, Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands.

Our success and achievement is measured by giving individuals the opportunity to enhance their life chances to shape economic and social regeneration for the diverse communities we serve regionally, nationally and globally.

World leading research

Our broad curriculum is co-designed with regulatory bodies, subjects such as Law, Pharmacy, Teaching, Nursing, and Engineering undergo strict inspections, so the highest industry standards are maintained. We were recognised for our world leading research in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, and we have an exceptional track record for knowledge transfer into the business world, following our national Times Higher Award for Knowledge Transfer in June 2013.

This data is publicly available and more accurately represents the strengths of the University of Wolverhampton than the privately commissioned league tables. Our Annual Report provides further data on the University and highlights some of our key successes, and the impact we make.

The University of Wolverhampton is proud of its past, is recognised for its achievements to date, and confident of its future role in improving society for the benefit of all.