Leeds Beckett University receives five star review
Five star ratings were achieved for teaching, employability, online learning, inclusiveness and in the specialist criteria of hospitality and leisure management following an audit in early 2021.
Professor Peter Slee, Leeds Beckett University Vice Chancellor said: “This new rating will help further establish our growing international reputation and impact. It is hard-earned and rests upon the outstanding work of everyone in our university community.”
QS Stars is a rating system which allows students to get a wider picture of an institution’s qualities, looking at everything from the employability of graduates, to sports facilities and community engagement.
The five star rating recognition comes after The Carnegie School of Sport and the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management both made the top 100 in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject published in March.
Professor Rhodri Thomas, Dean of the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, said: “It is very satisfying that colleagues have received such positive endorsement from their peers internationally and from employers.
“We invest significant time and energy in trying to create a positive educational and research environment and this kind of recognition is very encouraging.”
Peter Mackreth, Dean of Carnegie School of Sport, said: “We’re delighted to be recognised within the top 100 institutions in the world for sport related studies for the second year running. It recognises the reputation both our staff and graduates have within the field of sport, both nationally and internationally.”
For the QS Stars ratings institutions are assessed according to dozens of set indicators which are chosen based on global standards and best practices and awarded between zero and five stars over eight wider fields, as well as an overall star rating. Leeds Beckett University was awarded a four star rating in its previous QS Stars audit in March 2017.
The QS success continues the recent positive rankings trend with the university also enjoying a jump of 16 places to 107th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.