25 April 2018 01:01

Lancaster University has risen one place to eighth in the country in The Complete University Guide  2019 league tables, solidifying its status as one of the UK’s elite universities.

In the new tables, published Wednesday 25 April 2018, Lancaster University also appears in the Top Ten for 18 of the 31 subjects taught at Lancaster. 

The University is ranked joint 9th for Graduate Prospects, i.e. the proportion of graduates who progress to graduate-level employment or further study after six months.

Lancaster University is currently also the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide University of the Year and is in the top 10 in all three major national league tables. The university is also highly- ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.

This latest league table result confirms Lancaster’s standing as the leading university in the North West, being consistently highly ranked for teaching, research and student satisfaction.

Lancaster University Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith said: “Lancaster University continues to build on a solid platform of success, which is entirely down to the commitment, excellence and hard work of our staff and students. We have always known that Lancaster had something very special to offer – a rare combination of commitment to internationally excellent research without compromising on the very best in teaching standards.  It is wonderful to see this quality reflected time and time again in our league table success.”

The Main Table is based on ten measures: Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Entry Standards, Student: Staff Ratio; Spending on Academic Services; Spending on Student Facilities; Good Honours Degrees; Graduate Prospects and Completion. It includes 131 institutions (129 last year).

The 70 subject tables are based on five measures (Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Entry Standards and Graduate Prospects) and include 142 universities, university colleges and specialist higher education institutions (141 last year).

The league tables can be found in full, along with the methodology and more information at www.TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk