League Tables

League Tables – Patrick Kennedy UCAS 2015

  • How do LSE and UCL don’t make the top 10 in Guardian May 2015?

  • New entrants to top places –

  • National Student Survey now feeds into the rankings

  • Campus unis e.g. Loughborough have attracted higher-quality students

  • Times-Sunday Times – 8 indicators – entry qualifications, completion rates, NSS used by both Times and Guardian, % of First or II.i, graduate career prospects, staff-student ratio, research quality (not in Guardian)

  • NSS powerful determinant (LSE and Edinburgh v low), Coventry has the best. (Hence why it’s doing so well).

  • A lot of unis very close together, hence volatility of changes.

  • QS based on questionnaire sent to academics

  • Unis consider their positions carefully

  • NSS has 50% threshold for being published. And Graduate study has 80% threshold.