Rulings (13)
  • 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”.

  • 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 T...

  • 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 "Teac...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Univ...

  • 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 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 t...

  • 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 Swal...

  • 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.or...

Informally resolved (54)
  • 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

Database cases (2)
  • Age UK

    • 23 August 2017
  • The Smile Train UK

    • 05 July 2017