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Final Scores: The Times & Sunday Times 2019 Ranking Top 20

It's Times/Sunday Times ranking day - Paul Greatrix rounds up the key decisions.
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Paul Greatrix is Registrar at The University of Nottingham, author and creator of Registrarism and a Contributing Editor of Wonkhe.

Just the headlines here as we approach the winter of our rankings discontent. All we are able to offer is the bare bones, the roughest sketch, the very rude outline of what is one of the most eagerly awaited domestic university league tables of the rankings year. We’ve revelled in the roots of the Guardian and supped with the total deliciousness of the Complete University Guide and now its time to party hard with the daddy of them all.

All we have here though is the very briefest of looks here at the top 20 in the all new Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide ranking for 2019.

Full details can be found on the Sunday Times website (£)

Good University Guide 2019

3(3)St Andrews

Cambridge is at the top of the pile yet again and Oxford, despite being number 1 in the world according to THE, is only able to manage number 2 in the UK. The methodology remains strong, stable and largely unchanged.

Loughborough University is winner of the University of the Year title this time, with the University of Creative Arts awarded the title of Modern University of the Year. And, excitingly for those of us at the University of Nottingham, we have two accolades this year: University of the Year for Sport and International University of the Year

Additionally, the Sunday Times has developed a new ranking of social inclusion:

At first glance our first league table of social diversity in Britain’s universities looks like a straightforward inversion of our main academic ranking published for the 21st time.
The top three of the academic ranking — Oxford, Cambridge and St Andrews —are all in the bottom three of the new ranking in this section, making them the least socially inclusive universities in Britain. The university second bottom of the academic ranking — London Metropolitan – is second top for social inclusion.

It’s an interesting new angle in the Guide with lots of other data on institutions’ recruitment of students from state schools, ethnic minorities and deprived areas as well as disabled and mature students.

As well as this there is a fully searchable website with full university profiles, 67 subject tables and related interactive stuff can be found in the Sunday Times for subscribers to The Times and The Sunday Times.

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