Rulings (11)
  • Make The Air Fair

    • Upheld
    • Poster, Internet (social networking), Internet (display), Regional press
    • 07 February 2018

    A paid-for Facebook post, regional press ad, poster and internet display ad for Make The Air Fair:a. The paid-for Facebook post, seen in early December 2016, was headed “Make The Air Fair” and stated “Our airwaves are up for sale. BT already own too much and now they want even more. Tell Sharon White, Head of Ofcom, sh...

  • Digital Mums Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Digital outdoor
    • 03 January 2018

    Three digital outdoor ads for Digital Mums, a digital skills training company, were displayed on large screens alongside major roads in September 2017.a. One ad seen at a road junction in Hounslow, West London and along the M5 in Birmingham, contained text which stated "HEY, YOU IN THE SILVER CAR. EVER THOUGHT ABO...

  • Developing Your Potential Recruitment Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), Internet (social networking), Internet (OM 3rd party)
    • 22 November 2017

    Claims on www.developingyourpotentialrec.org, in a tweet, and on recruitment websites www.monster.co.uk and www.totaljobs.com, seen in August and October 2017, promoted teaching assistant jobs:a. Text on a page entitled "Job Search" from www.developingyourpotentialrec.org included several "Teaching Assis...

  • Falmouth University

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 15 November 2017

    A website for Falmouth University, www.falmouth.ac.uk, seen on 10 June 2017 featured text stating “The UK’s No 1 Arts University (for three years running)” in “The Sunday Times League Table 2017” on a webpage titled “League Table Results”. Additionally, on the third page of the...

  • Teesside University

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), Internet (social networking)
    • 15 November 2017

    A website and a social media post for Teesside University: a. The website www.tees.ac.uk, seen on 1 August 2017, featured text stating “Top university in England for long-term graduate prospects. Government longitudinal outcomes data 2016”. b. The paid-for tweet from the Teesside University Twitter ac...

  • University of East Anglia

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 15 November 2017

    A website for the University of East Anglia (UEA), www.uea.ac.uk, seen on 9 June 2017, featured a black box including text stating, “Top 5 for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2005-2016)” at the bottom of the homepage.

  • University of Leicester

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 15 November 2017

    A paid for Facebook post for the University of Leicester, seen on 17 July 2017, featured text stating that the university was “a top 1% world university” and “A World Ranked University”.

  • University of Strathclyde

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 15 November 2017

    A website for the University of Strathclyde, www.strath.ac.uk, seen on 8 June 2017 featured a webpage titled “Physics” that included a headline stating “We’re ranked No.1 in the UK”. Below this featured text stating “The Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde, in the ...

  • University of West London

    • Upheld
    • Regional press
    • 15 November 2017

    A regional press advertorial for the University of West London (UWL), seen on 20 June 2017, featured text stating that UWL was “named as London’s top modern university - and one of the top 10 in the UK - in the Guardian University Guide 2018”.

  • St Christopher's School

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 25 October 2017

    The homepage of the website for St Christopher’s School, an independent primary school in Canterbury, www.stchristopherscanterbury.org.uk, seen in July 2017, stated “100% grammar success in 2016”. Smaller text beneath the main claim stated “The Kent Test, the Dover Grammar School Test, the Shepway Test, and the Swale G...

  • Children With Cancer UK

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), Television
    • 26 July 2017

    Advertising from the Children With Cancer UK charity, seen in March 2017, featured the claim “fighting the UK’s biggest child killer”:a. A TV ad featured several visual shots of the charity’s logo which included the claim “fighting the UK’s biggest child killer”.b. The website www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk, included th...

Informally resolved (40)
  • Action for Greyhounds UK t/a Action for Greyhounds

    • 07 February 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Cinema
    Topic: Animals and farming, Charity, education and Third sector

  • Architect Personal Training

    • 07 February 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Health conditions, Charity, education and Third sector

  • Cambridge Islamic College

    • 07 February 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • Intellectual Property & Software Ltd t/a healthbingo.co.uk

    • 07 February 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • MTAkeover Ltd t/a MTA Traders University

    • 31 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • Buddies School of Motoring Ltd t/a Buddies School of Motoring

    • 24 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Holidays, travel and motoring, Charity, education and Third sector

  • Hertfordshire County Council

    • 24 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Politics and public services, Charity, education and Third sector

  • L3 Commercial Training Solutions Ltd

    • 24 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • Stonebridge Associated Colleges Ltd

    • 24 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • Care International UK t/a Care

    • 17 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Television
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • The University of Chichester

    • 17 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • University of South Wales

    • 17 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • Ark Wildlife Ltd

    • 10 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • Argos Ltd

    • 20 December 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Charity, education and Third sector

  • Giving Support Ltd t/a UXT British Recycling Centre

    • 20 December 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Other
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • Queen Mary University of London

    • 20 December 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Brochure
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • Access Training (Wales) Ltd

    • 29 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • The Student Room Group Ltd

    • 22 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (display)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • Wigan Council

    • 22 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Leaflet
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • Amberstone Associates Ltd t/a Drive2us.com

    • 15 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

Database cases (1)
  • Age UK

    • 23 August 2017