The University of Nottingham in top 20 universities in the UK

26 Apr 2017 00:15:00.000

The University of Nottingham is in the top 20 universities nationally according to’s 2018 rankings, published today (Wednesday 26 April).

Following its jump of four places last year, Nottingham has risen by three to rank 18th, second place in the East Midlands region.

The University recently celebrated being ranked in the top 20 for the Times Good University Guide as well as being named best in the UK for graduate employment according to the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

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Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar at The University of Nottingham, said: “We have long been recognised as one of the world’s top universities for the quality of our teaching and research.  

“We believe we offer an excellent experience both academically and outside of studies. This coupled with our strength in graduate employment provides a strong offering for students so I am delighted that we have performed so well in this league table.”

The Complete University Guide league table takes into account nine measures; student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, student: staff Ratio, spending on academic services, spending on student facilities, good honours degrees, graduate prospects and completion.

Dr Bernard Kingston, Chairman of, said: “This year there is a considerable degree of stability at the upper end of the league table, as in the past. This stability, while it may not attract the headlines, demonstrates that the rankings fulfil our principal objective – to provide credible and freely accessible information for individuals seeking a university place.

“The Government has said that applicants need access to robust, timely and objective information, based on criteria that are straightforward and easily understood.

“We believe that meets these criteria and more and we intend that this will remain the case for the next decade – and beyond. Indeed, we use the same three metrics which the Government plans to include in its much-heralded Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).”

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16, and 8th in the UK for research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for four years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. More news…


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