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Six collaborating universities rank in the UK's top 20

19 May 2017

Released earlier this month, the 2018 Guardian University League Table places six of the universities that Study Group works with in the UK’s top 20, including three in the top ten.

Published annually, the Guardian League Table gives an overall ranking for all 121 UK universities, based on teaching quality, student satisfaction and employability. Further tables are published to give individual rankings for each subject area.

Top ten universities

Durham University, one of Study Group’s newest collaborating universities, now ranks as the UK’s 4th best university overall. Just six places behind it, Lancaster University ranks 9th overall, and has risen through the Guardian’s subject rankings to become the country’s second best university for Accounting and Finance, and the 5th best for Physics.

The University of Surrey also made significant leaps. Confirming its position in the UK’s top ten for the second year running, Surrey now ranks 10th overall, and was named the fourth best university in the UK for Mathematics and Modern Languages.

From strength to strength

Coventry University maintains its top 15 position for the third year running, jumping from 15th places to 12th. The University was also named as the best place to study Film Production and Photography, the second best for Mechanical Engineering, and the 5th best for Economics.

Taking 14th place overall, the University of Leeds maintains its outstanding reputation for Mechanical Engineering, and Accounting and Finance, claiming the number one spot for both subject areas.

And finally, we’re proud to announce that the University of Sussex – Study Group’s longest running collaborating university – has maintained its top 20 spot for the third consecutive year, with an overall position of 20th. Sussex also ranks as the 4th best for Chemistry, and the 5th best for Philosophy, jumping six places from last year.

For a full list of the 2018 rankings visit the Guardian University League Tables 2018.

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