126 result(s)
  • Falmouth University

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 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 … “Prospectus”, the headline text stated “THE UK’S NUMBER ONE CREATIVE UNIVERSITY

    “Creative” categories in university league tables and that there were other higher ranking … universities offering creative courses, thus challenged whether Falmouth University’s claims of … being the UK’s number one “Arts University” and the UK’s number one

  • Teesside University

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 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 … University Twitter account, dated 5 July 2017, stated “The top uni in England for long-term graduate prospects. Apply for Sep ‘17”.

    Cambridge University graduates after five years were higher than those of graduates from Teesside University … , challenged whether the claim “Top university in England for long-term graduate prospects … ” was misleading and could be substantiated. Teesside University said that the term

  • University of Leicester

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 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”.

    Two complainants, who believed the university did not rank in the top 1% of world universitiesUniversity of Leicester said that the “top 1% world university” claim was based on its … ranking in three global university league tables. They stated that the university was ranked 238th (of

  • University of Strathclyde

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 15 November 2017

    A website for the University of Strathclyde, www.strath.ac.uk, seen on 8 June 2017 featured … in the UK”. Below this featured text stating “The Department of Physics at the University

    The complainant, an academic, who believed that the University of Strathclyde’s physics … the UK” was misleading and could be substantiated. The University of Strathclyde said the … . The University of Strathclyde said the Times Higher Education also published an analysis of the

  • Universal Music Operations Ltd

    • Ruling
    • Not Upheld
    • 10 July 2019

    hanging body, challenged whether the ad was scheduled appropriately. Universal Music UK Ltd acknowledged

  • University of East Anglia

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 15 November 2017

    A website for the University of East Anglia (UEA), www.uea.ac.uk, seen on 9 June 2017, featured

    . The University of East Anglia (UEA) said that they based the “Top 5” claim on public … universities”, which were non-specialist universities in England that appeared in the Complete University … Guide or the Guardian University Guide. They provided evidence to demonstrate how the UEA had been

  • University of West London

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 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”.

    The complainant, who believed UWL was not one of the top universities in the UK in the Guardian … University Guide 2018, challenged whether the claim “top 10 in the UK” was misleading and … could be substantiated. The University of West London (UWL) said that the claim was based on their

  • Universal Music TV

    • Ruling
    • Not Upheld
    • 23 November 2016

    A TV ad for Universal Music TV, seen on 13 May 2016, promoted a CD titled “Sing Your Heart out 2016

    irresponsible. Universal Music TV stated that they had consulted with Clearcast and had made a number of

  • Universities: Comparative claims

    • Advice online

    Universities may wish to help prospective students make a decision by making comparative claims … or other aspects. Choosing a University can be a difficult decision and a big commitment, and it is … . An ad for East Anglia University which stated “Top 5 for student satisfaction (National

  • Universal Pictures International UK & Eire Ltd

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 29 November 2017

    children to see, challenged whether the ad was scheduled responsibly. Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd t/a … Universal said they requested the campaign agency to target the ad at an audience (ABC1) of adults aged

  • Universal Pictures International UK & Eire Ltd

    • Ruling
    • Not Upheld
    • 21 December 2016

    the ads, challenged whether the quotations were genuine. Universal Pictures International UK & Eire … distributors’ control). Universal Pictures provided copies of emails from the journalists quoted in … The ASA noted that the emails provided by Universal Pictures demonstrated that journalists from the

  • Universal Pictures International UK & Eire Ltd

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 31 December 2014

    appeal to children. Universal Pictures International UK & Eire Ltd responded that ”As Above So … would be targeted. Universal Pictures stated that their agency also instructed YouTube to implement … regarding the ad. They stated that under terms and conditions agreed to by Universal Pictures, it

  • The University of Law Ltd and Marketing VF Ltd

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 16 November 2016

    An online ad and a national press ad, for the University of Law Ltd: a. An ad on the website

    received two complaints. 1. A university law lecturer challenged whether the claims in ad (a … communication. 3. A retired university law professor challenged whether the claim in ad (b) that the … University of Law was “the UK’s leading law school” was misleading and could be substantiated

  • School resources

    • Webpage

    A range of teaching materials and resources as part of our engagement with schools, colleges and universities.

  • International Certificate of Christian Education

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 08 April 2015

    (ICCE). A page titled "ICCE and NCSC Graduates in Higher Education" in the "Universities" section … into a wide number of institutions. Each university has its own admissions procedure and assesses each … institution. Whilst the universities listed below may not currently regard ICCE as a standard entrance

    was misleading. They stated that the ad made clear that each university had its own admissions … highlighted the wording in the ad which stated that the universities listed might not regard ICCE as a … , and had been accepted into, attended or completed a degree at one of the listed universities

  • Faith in God's Word School

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 05 November 2014

    Certificate. The Advanced Certificate has been generally recognised by universities and colleges

  • Plenish Cleanse Ltd

    • Ruling
    • Not Upheld
    • 06 February 2019

    NUTS. A recent study by the University of Oxford showed that the single biggest thing that you can do … THE WORLD CHANGE YOUR MILK. A recent study by the University of Oxford showed that the single

    . Plenish Cleanse Ltd said that they had worked closely with a scientist at Oxford University who had … production both in the UK and abroad. Not upheldAd (a) stated “A recent study by the University of

  • Perfect Smile Surgery Ltd

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 08 March 2017

    ;Research and development”. Text on that page stated “University Research and Testing … reduction’ with the bracket system of Fastbraces Technology … University research in the same

  • Maclaren UK Ltd

    • Ruling
    • Upheld
    • 28 March 2018

    FEATURES” the website stated “The Universal Carrycot's cosy, lie-flat comofort [sic

    noted that the “lie-flat” claim in full referred to the Universal Carrycot. However … regarding the Universal Carrycot did not imply that they related to the buggy.

  • Valve Corporation and Hello Games Ltd t/a Steam

    • Ruling
    • Not Upheld
    • 30 November 2016

    procedurally generated universe". The page contained two videos of gameplay and 11 screenshots showing game

    planet, in a different part of the universe. Hello Games said that, as each user’s experience … appeared in the NMS universe in abundance. While each player experienced different parts of the NMS … universe, there was a low probability that anyone playing the game as intended would fail to encounter