Buxton is number one in league table

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 Buxton is number one in league table

Date posted: 4 June 2014

Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism related courses at the University of Derby Buxton have topped a national newspaper's influential guide for prospective students.

Courses at Buxton were ranked first - with a perfect 100 score - among 41 institutions in the 'Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism' subject category of The Guardian University Guide 2015.

And the University of Derby as a whole has risen 29 places to make it into the table's Top 50 - the second highest jump in the country.

The University's performance in Sport Science has taken huge steps forwards, leaping 33 places to be ranked 12th in the country. The Sport Academic Teams based in Buxton and at Kedleston Road offer an outstanding student experience that is reflected by the excellent achievement and progress in the Guardian League Table 2015.

"This is a wonderful endorsement of our vision and collective hard work," said the University of Derby Buxton's Strategic Director Dr Peter Dewhurst.

"This, on top of our successful hosting of the prestigious 2014 Council for Hospitality Management Education annual research conference, helps to reinforce our position as a top deliverer of higher education in these subject areas.

"It is also pleasing to note that our ranking in the "Sport Science" curriculum area has improved from 45th to 12th which is an incredible improvement and augurs well for the future."

Buxton also has a tradition as a centre of excellence in the culinary arts, and its spa courses have been hailed by experts as the best in the world.

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