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Glyndŵr University has moved into the top three universities in Wales after rising 44 places in a league table of UK universities.

The university was one of the biggest risers in the Guardian University Guide 2015, climbing from 108to 64 in the rankings.

It is the university’s highest ever ranking in a UK university league table since it gained university status in 2008.

Professor Michael Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Glyndŵr University, said:“I’m absolutely thrilled at this outstanding achievement.To achieve such a high ranking within six years of becoming a university is testament to the hard work of everyone connected with the institution.

“We are delighted to move into the top three universities in Wales overall only a few months after recording the highest student satisfaction in Wales in the Complete University Guide.

“Glyndŵr University is getting stronger and stronger and we look forward to building on this success in the next few years.”

The university’s sector-leading levels of student satisfaction with assessment and feedback – top in Wales and 14th in the UK – helped to ensure the rise, along with continued strong performance in graduate employment.

Improvements were made across the majority of categories which are used to rank each university in the table.

These include satisfaction with teaching, feedback and courses, based on data from the National Student Survey; student-staff ratios; spend per student; average entry tariff and employability of students six months after graduating.

Glyndŵr University was recently ranked number one in Wales and seventh in the UK in the proposed Social Mobility Graduate Index, for getting students from poorer backgrounds into jobs.

To view the tables in full visit here.

READ MORE: Big rises for subjects at Glyndŵr University in 2015 Guardian Uni Guide 

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