The Times ranks Lancaster in top 10 universities in the UK
Published 27 May 2010
Lancaster has broken into the elite group of top 10 universities in the UK for the first time in The Times Good University Guide. The University shot up from 23rd place in the 2010 Guide to 10th in the new 2011 Guide, ranking in the same group as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and the London School of Economics.
The Guide ranks 113 universities in the UK by eight criteria including research quality, degree results, student satisfaction and student/staff ratio. Lancaster improved on seven of the eight benchmarks, enjoying a rise in graduate employment at a time when this has declined for other universities.
Over three quarters of Lancaster graduates found graduate employment or went on to other courses last year, up from 64 per cent last year. Spending on facilities also increased by more than £300 per student to £1,746.
The Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings said: “This is the first time that Lancaster has entered the top ten group of universities in The Times Good University Guide, which reflects not only Lancaster’s leading research and innovative teaching, but also the great overall experience that we offer students.
“Lancaster is committed to giving students the very best education and to equipping them well to compete and stand out in the jobs market.”
Lancaster University Management School also excelled in the Guide’s individual subject rankings:
Lancaster University is also ranked the 8th best university in the UK in The Independent’s Complete University Guide 2011, which also rated Lancaster the top university in the North West.
Related links on The Times Online
- Lancaster makes it into top 10 of elite universities (requires subscription)
- Lancaster University profile at The Times (requires subscription)
- Full league table for 2011 (requires subscription)