What top university (top 20ish) would you say has had the biggest drop in reputation in the last few years, and which university do you think has had the biggest gain in reputation?
I think Aston since it is 17th now which is ahead of Birmingham by about 5, yet I always thought it was behind Birmingham in terms of reputation.
Over recent times rightly or wrongly UCL's reputation seems to have spiked
LSE- isn't it like number 15 or something now. SOAS seems to do well these years, but I don't look at league tables and am just going by hearsay.
UCL has been doing pretty well in the international rankings... (if only looking at UK universities).
Warwick has shot up the league tables in recent years
lancaster did extremely well in the independant league ...
I'd say biggest loser is Nottingham, and the biggest winner is St Andrews
UCL's jump in the QS world rankings it was like 30 something last year now its 4TH in the world.
I could probably find this somewhere if i trawled through, but i'll ask anyway, can anyone briefly tell me WHY there is such a discrepancy between world rankings (qs) and the british league tables?
Biggest winners = people that take league tables for what they are: a pile of pish
Biggest losers = people that furiously masturbate over the positioning of universities in the tables and base all their decisions on their standing