20 September 2013 15:52

Lancaster University has maintained its high position and been named the top university in the North West in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

The university has the best percentage score (72.7%) in the region for graduates moving on to professional jobs or further study, despite an increasingly competitive job market.              

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 says: “The top performing university in the North West, Lancaster, has maintained the number one spot for another year.

“The university has been expanding overseas in line with its ambition to be truly international. It hosts students from more than 100 countries and there will soon be more graduating with the university’s degrees in India, Malaysia and Pakistan than in Lancaster.”

Lancaster is ranked joint 12th overall in the UK in the Guide and is also highly ranked in the UK’s other university league tables including The Guardian (11th) the Complete University Guide (11th) and the THE Student Experience Survey (10th).

Lancaster rose seven places to 156 in this year’s QS World University Rankings 2013.