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The Sunday Times / Times Good University Guide 2014 rankings are now available

25 September 2013

Congratulations to the universities we work with in the UK, which have experienced a rise in the recent rankings.

The University of Surrey and University of Leicester have built on their recent success in the Guardian 2014 rankings with subsequent gains in the latest Times rankings.  The University of Surrey has broken in to the top 20 and is now ranked joint 12th (with Lancaster University), whilst Leicester has risen three places to 14th. Leicester was also chosen as University of the Year runner up.

Both Surrey and Leicester remain in the top 20 across a range of subjects. Surrey continues to lead the table in leisure, hospitality and tourism, and is well-ranked for accounting and finance, engineering subjects, economics, food science, mathematics and psychology. Leicester’s strengths include biological science, business studies, communications and media studies, general engineering and geology.

Liverpool John Moores University has risen ten places to 83rd, and remains strong in the fields of engineering, food science, sports science, pharmacology and pharmacy and leisure, hospitality and tourism.

Lancaster University remains a top-ranking university, in the top 5 for accounting and finance and business studies, top 10 in biological science and communication and media studies, and top 20 in some areas of engineering, law, economics and mathematics.

Listed as top 30 institutions are Royal Holloway University of London and the University of Leeds. RHUL has strengths in geology (7th), communications and media studies (14th), and psychology (20th), whilst the University of Leeds maintains a top 20 position in a range of engineering subjects, food science, geology, law, accounting and finance and business studies.

The University of Strathclyde, the newest institution in our network, maintains its position in the tables for accounting and finance (2nd), as well as top 20 listings for business studies, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering, chemical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and economics.

Keele University continues to be a top 50 university, having risen one place to 44th. Keele is also top 5 in the UK for graduate employment and student satisfaction.

Kingston University is recognised for its strength in engineering, ranked 32nd for aeronautical and manufacturing engineering and 36th for civil engineering. Kingston University has been recently listed as one of the world's top 500 universities in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2013, as a result of their high score for employer reputation and further good scores for proportions of international students and international staff.

The University of Lincoln continues to be an excellent option for international students, with strengths in the rankings in accounting and finance (33rd) and communications and media studies (18th), psychology (18th) and leisure, hospitality and tourism (18th).

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