Awards and recognition

We're winners

In 2022, we were named as one of the top 350 universities in the world for the seventh successive year – and one of the top 40 in the UK.

In November 2021, we were proud to receive The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.

We were also named as one of the UK’s top ten universities for Education, Social Work and Sports Science courses in the Guardian League Table 2023.

This follows awards for the quality of our learning facilities, and the impact we're making on our students' employability, management and leadership skills.

Our final-year students have also rated their educational experience highly in the National Student Survey.

Here are just a few examples of these and other successes.

The Queen's Anniversary Prize for our music therapy research

Our world-leading music therapy work, in particular our focus on the wellbeing of people living with dementia, earned The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2021. These prizes are the highest national honour in higher and further education. They recognise outstanding work that shows the highest levels of quality and innovation and delivers significant public benefit.

Find out more about the Queen's Anniversary prize

First in our region for graduate employment

Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021

Top 10% in England for skills, enterprise and entrepreneurship

Knowledge Excellence Framework 2021

Ranked among the world's best for health and wellbeing

THE Impact Rankings 2022

World-leading research in 16 subject areas

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Shortlisted for Nurse Education Provider of the Year

2019 and 2020

Teaching excellence

Top 150 for health education

THE World University Rankings 2019