New 2018 UK University League Tables Published.


The Guardian 2018 University League Table

The most recent was published by the Guardian Newspaper, their top 10 is as follows;
2018    2017
1           1  Cambridge
2           2  Oxford
3           3  St Andrews
4           6  Durham
5         10  Bath
6           4  Loughborough
6           7  Imperial College
8           9  Warwick
9           8  Lancaster
10        4  Surrey
10      14  UCL
Coventry University is up to 12, just outside the top ten which actually includes 11 institions as the University of Surrey and UCL are Joint 10th. This is an amazing accomplishment for Coventry as in 2011 they were ranked at just 87.
The University for the Creative Arts is the top specialist Art & Design university after moving up 18 places to 21. Arch rival Arts University London are way back at 59.
One of the most improved universities is Nottingham Trent, moving up 19 places to 34 in 2018. This is due largely their scores in teaching and course satisfaction in the Natioanl Student Survey.
West London University also vastly improved on last year with a massive of jump 38 places up the table from 96 to 58 in 2018. 
The Guardian league differs from the other UK university tables in that they no longer include research in the stats.
The Guardian categories are as follows;
Satisfied with course
Satisfied with teaching
Satisfied with feedback
Student to staff ratio
Spend per student/10
Average entry tariff
Value added score/10
Career after 6 months

The Complete Guide 2018 University League Tables 2018

The Complete University Guide is compiled by Mayfield University Consultants (which had previously compiled university rankings for The Times).
Their top 10 is not too dis-similar to the top 10 in the Guardian
2018     2017
1           1 Cambridge
2           2 Oxford
3           5 St Andrews
4          3 LSE
5          4 Imperial College
6          6 Durham
7        10 UCL
8          8 Warwick
9          9 Lancaster
10       7 Loughborough
The Complete Guide league table differs from that in the Guardian in that they have a Research Quality category and just one overall Student Satisfaction category whereas the Guardian has three.
The Complete Guide categories are;
Entry Standards
Student Satisfaction
Research Quality
Graduate Prospects
Overall Score
Check out how each university fares in the various league tables on the individual University pages.
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