Leeds moves up key ranking for sixth consecutive year


The University has climbed up the Complete University Guide once again and secures its position in the top 20.

This achievement adds to Leeds’ success across a range of rankings this year, including a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework, its first-ever top ten position in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, and a top three in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Guide 2018, voted for by students.

The University has progressed from 32nd in the Complete University Guide 2014, to 13th this year.  

Professor Tom Ward, Deputy-Vice-Chancellor: Student Education at the University of Leeds said:

“League tables can only provide a glimpse into what universities offer, but the fact that Leeds has moved up again in this important ranking reflects the hard work of our students and staff, who together provide a world-class student experience.

“The ongoing development of our campus has seen a major refurbishment of lecture theatres and libraries. Along with the opportunities that the city and the region offer as a whole, this makes Leeds a fantastic place to live and learn.”

The Guide uses a range of criteria in the ranking, including student satisfaction, graduate prospects and completion, and investment in facilities.