LEEDS Trinity University has been ranked as the sixth best university in the country for teaching quality, according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Scoring 85.5 per cent for teaching excellence, the institution ranked 6th nationally and top in Yorkshire.

The Horsforth-based university is also top in Yorkshire for student satisfaction, scoring 83.5 per cent and ranking 9th nationally. It is also the biggest rising university in the rankings this year, up 29 places in the league table to joint 67th.

Vice-chancellor Professor Margaret A House, said: "At Leeds Trinity University, we offer a personalised and flexible approach to learning. Our degree programmes are created with employers to ensure relevance and pertinence in the sector; students are encouraged to work collaboratively in social learning spaces and our lecturers deliver seminars and workshops, rather than big formal lectures; our teaching is research-led by some of the most talented and enthusiastic academics within their field.

“The results today highlight the commitment of our entire team in providing the best experience for all of our students. It’s a real testament to the ethos of our institution – to provide an outstanding education for everyone at Leeds Trinity University; and I am exceptionally proud of our staff and students for helping us to achieve this vision.”

The results come just months after Leeds Trinity University received a rating of silver in the Department for Education’s Teaching Excellence Framework

The university has also just unveiled a new £5.7 million extension to a learning centre.

The official opening of the Andrew Kean Learning Centre extension was marked with tea, cakes and tours of the facility which includes flexible IT rooms featuring suites of PCs that can be lowered into the desks to create flat working spaces.

The opening was performed by Pro-Chancellor Ed Anderson and Winifred Humphreys, the widow of founding Principal Andrew Kean. The centre was first opened in May 2003.