CUG: University ranking based on performance over 10 years (2008-2017)

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The Complete University Guide's 10-year (2008–2017) average ranking of British universities based on consistent league table performance.

1. Oxford
2. Cambridge
3. Imperial
4. LSE
5. Durham
6. St Andrews
7. Warwick
8. UCL
9. Lancaster
10. Bath

To see more entries, see the attached pdf.

The Sunday Times produced a similar one for rankings between 1998-2007.
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Lancaster has no business being in the top 10, somewhere like Bristol should be there instead.
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wow.. impressive how Lancaster, Surrey and Loughborough are still so high up
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Glad to see York so high up and only just missing out on the top 10!
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What about individual subjects? General performance is pretty irrelevant isn't it?
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The UK's top 10 universities as decreed by Sunnyside:

1. Oxford
2. Cambridge
3. Imperial
4. LSE
5. Durham
6. UCL
7. Warwick
8. St. Andrews
9. Edinburgh
10. Bristol
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UCL should be fifth or sixth at least imo
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(Original post by SunnysideSea)
The UK's top 10 universities as decreed by Sunnyside:

1. Oxford
2. Cambridge
3. Imperial
4. LSE
5. Durham
6. UCL
7. Warwick
8. St. Andrews
9. Edinburgh
10. Bristol
Yes, I'd say this is pretty much spot on. It's ridiculous how Edinburgh and Bristol are often shafted in favour of places like Lancaster and Loughborough.
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(Original post by Len Goodman)
Lancaster has no business being in the top 10, somewhere like Bristol should be there instead.
i thought Manchester was high up.
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(Original post by Who_Am_I...)
i thought Manchester was high up.
Eh, I'd say mid-Russell Group. It's good on the international stage but most of the departments themselves are nothing special.
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(Original post by SunnysideSea)
The UK's top 10 universities as decreed by Sunnyside:

1. Oxford
2. Cambridge
3. Imperial
4. LSE
5. Durham
6. UCL
7. Warwick
8. St. Andrews
9. Edinburgh
10. Bristol
>putting oxford ahead of cambridge

My top 10:

1. Cambridge
2. Oxford
3. Imperial
4. LSE
5. St Andrews
6. Edinburgh
7. UCL
8. Durham
9. Bristol
10. Warwick

UCL's really gone downhill lately.
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What about individual subjects? General performance is pretty irrelevant isn't it?
yes, unless the object of the exercise is to award a performance award to vice-chancellors or to marketing departments.

No-one attending a British university studies within more than at the very most three departments among as many as a hundred. If I am studying Law at such and such redbrick, it doesn't at all bear on my university experience that the department of Robotics is knocking it out of the park with its research and thereby pushing the institution up the league tables.

Persuading the TSR constituency of this, or anyway the VIth form element of it, is I'm afraid a losing battle.
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(Original post by Len Goodman)
Lancaster has no business being in the top 10, somewhere like Bristol should be there instead.
Why so normative, Leonard?
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(Original post by Len Goodman)
Lancaster has no business being in the top 10, somewhere like Bristol should be there instead.
Take that back
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These league tables mean absolutely nothing....the British university ranking system needs to be overhauled...

I would love for universities to be ranked based on tangible measures of success, how well their students do in their exams, on the drop out rates and the number of failures/repeats...those numbers would, I am sure, tell a very different story to the "league tables" as they are now.
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(Original post by CookieButter)
These league tables mean absolutely nothing....the British university ranking system needs to be overhauled...

I would love for universities to be ranked based on tangible measures of success, how well their students do in their exams, on the drop out rates and the number of failures/repeats...those numbers would, I am sure, tell a very different story to the "league tables" as they are now.
Let's examine your 'tangible measures of success':

1) 'How well their students do in their exams' - Different unis have different exams. By this measurement Oxbridge, Durham or LSE would be ranked less well than other universities which, though inferior, have easier exams.

2) 'Number of failures/repeats'. Again, this will favour unis with easier exams, as well as reflect the nature of students they attract (e.g. more committed students at some than others). But how committed students are should not have a bearing on how good the university itself is.

3) 'Drop-out rates' see above

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>putting oxford ahead of cambridge

My top 10:

1. Cambridge
2. Oxford
3. Imperial
4. LSE
5. St Andrews
6. Edinburgh
7. UCL
8. Durham
9. Bristol
10. Warwick

UCL's really gone downhill lately.
lol you must somking crack. Top 5 is without doubt

Cam
Ox
Imp/LSE
UCL

then next 5/6 is

Warwick
Durham
St.A/Edin
Bris
Bath
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(Original post by CookieButter)
These league tables mean absolutely nothing....the British university ranking system needs to be overhauled...

I would love for universities to be ranked based on tangible measures of success, how well their students do in their exams, on the drop out rates and the number of failures/repeats...those numbers would, I am sure, tell a very different story to the "league tables" as they are now.
You could always get that information and make your own ranking system :holmes:.
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