Awards and recognition

We're winners

In 2021, we were named as one of the top 350 universities in the world for the sixth successive year – and one of the top 40 in the UK.

We were also named as one of the UK’s top five universities for Education and Sports Science courses in the Guardian League Table 2022.

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 – including teaching, academic support, assessment and feedback – highly in the National Student Survey.

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

First in our region for graduate employment

Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021

Top 10% in England for skills, enterprise and entrepreneurship

Knowledge Excellence Framework 2021

Enterprise and entrepreneurship at ARU

Ranked among the world's best for health and wellbeing

THE Impact Rankings 2021

Teaching Excellence Framework

Top 250

University Teaching Rankings Europe 2018

Top 150 for health education

THE World University Rankings 2019

Shortlisted for Nurse Education Provider of the Year

2019 and 2020

Twelve areas of world-leading research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Awarded £1m for innovative new teaching methods

SCALING UP Active Collaborative Learning project