WHAT THEY CLAIMED . . . AND THE TRUTH
Claim: ‘Top university in England for long-term graduate prospects’
Truth: Government data does not prove Teesside is top for graduate destinations or earnings.
Claim: ‘Number one arts university’
Truth: Named top of a set of just five specialist arts universities in three league tables. Other larger universities offering arts subjects are ranked higher.
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
Claim: ‘In the top five for student satisfaction’
Truth: In the top nine for student satisfaction last year – but only among non-specialist universities in England.
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Claim: ‘Ranked number one in the UK for physics’
Truth: Claim based on government research scores which did not formally rank universities – so Strathclyde could not be described as ‘number one’.
Great expectations: Students at Teesside