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
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
The quality of our teaching and learning is assessed by the
Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), which reviews all UK higher
education institutions. Following our 2009 QAA Audit, we
received a glowing report which found ‘broad confidence’ (the
highest level of commendation) in the University’s academic
standards and the quality of the learning experience. We were also
praised for outstanding support for students.
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.
In 2013, our National Student Survey
satisfaction ratings stand at 83%, and our graduate employability
is at 90%. Having an exceptional track record for knowledge
transfer into the business world, we won the national Times Higher
Award for Knowledge Transfer in June 2013. Our research was
recognised as world leading in the last RAE exercise and as a
result, our research funding allocation from the Higher Education
Funding Council of c£2 million was the highest amount for any new
university in the West Midlands. We have committed £6m investment
into growing our research over the next few years.
This data is publicly available and more accurately represents
the strengths of the University of Wolverhampton than the privately
commissioned league tables.
Report provides further data on the University and highlights
some of our key successes, and the impact we make.
As ‘The University of Opportunity’ we
recognise the needs of the diverse communities we serve, both
regionally, nationally and globally. Our success and achievement is
measured by giving individuals the opportunity to enhance their
life chances to shape economic and social regeneration for the
communities we serve.
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.