THE University of Bradford has climbed one place in the 2020 Guardian University league tables.

The university was ranked in 72nd position in last year’s guide, but has now climbed a spot to 71st place out of 121 higher education institutions in the UK.

It gained an overall score of 51.5 out of 100, with 79 per cent of students saying they were satisfied with their teaching and 78 per cent happy with their course.

Two thirds of students said they were happy with feedback from tutors, while 83 per cent of students are in work or further education or training within six months of graduation.

The University of Cambridge claimed top spot once again, while St Andrew’s leapfrogged above Oxford into second spot.

The University of Leeds was the highest ranked Yorkshire university, in 11th place.

The Guardian University league tables are more focused on student experience and helping young people pick the right course for them, taking into account how current students rate their course and the university, the likelihood of employment upon graduation, and how many students complete their degree.