The Times & Sunday Times 2018 ranking: Top 20

A quick look at the top 20 in the all new Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide ranking for 2018. The results for each region were embargoed until noon on Friday 22 September and the full table until Sunday (eh?) so full details will undoubtedly be found on the Sunday Times website (£) from then. For those too busy to bother or reluctant to cough up the cash  the top placed institutions (last year’s position in brackets):

Good University Guide 2018

20182017Institution
1(1)Cambridge
2(2)Oxford
3(3)St Andrews
4(5)Imperial
5(4)Durham
6(9=)Lancaster
7=(6)UCL
7=(11)Loughborough
9(7)Warwick
10(13)Leeds
11(8)LSE
12(12)Bath
13(15)UEA
14(9=)Exeter
15(16)Birmingham
16=(19)Bristol
16=(17)York
18(20)Nottingham
19(14)Surrey
20(29)Glasgow

Cambridge is at the top of the pile and Oxford, despite being number 1 in the world according to THE, is only able to manage number 2 in the UK.

Lancaster is winner of the University of the Year title this time with NTU awarded the title of Modern University of the Year.

As the press release says

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 published on September 24 provides students and their parents with an invaluable first reference point on the path to finding a university place. It contains full profiles of all universities. The league table is made up of nine indicators including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates. The Times will complement coverage in The Sunday Times with two further supplements to be published on Monday and Tuesday, September 25 and 26. These will focus on the best universities for teaching quality and student experience and the universities that come top in different subject areas.

A fully searchable website with full university profiles, 67 subject tables and related interactive gubbins will be published in the Sunday Times on Sunday for subscribers of The Times and The Sunday Times.

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