Today saw the publication of The Complete University Guide 2015, signalling the start of the UK university ranking season.
|1.||↔||University of Cambridge||(1st)|
|2.||↔||Imperial College London||(2nd)|
|3.||↔||University of Oxford||(3rd)|
|4.||↑||University of St Andrews||(15th)|
|6.||↑||University College London||(8th)|
|7.||↔||University of Birmingham||(16th)|
|8.||↓||University of Bristol||(5th)|
|9.||↓||University of Exeter||(6th)|
|10.||↓||University of Glasgow||(4th)|
As always, the rankings for Welsh institutions in Computer Science were of particular interest to me; Cardiff University retained the top spot, with a broadly similar performance to last year (albeit with some movement down the table for the top three):
|67.||↔||University of South Wales||(-)|
|89.||↔||Cardiff Metropolitan University||(89th)|
N.B. no data was available for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
The Complete University Guide’s methodology for the subject league tables are based on four measures: Student Satisfaction, Research Assessment, Entry Standards and Graduate Prospects. To qualify for inclusion in a subject table, a university has to have data for at least two of the four measures; a blank in the Entry Standards and Graduate Prospects columns is not a zero score but rather denotes that no valid data were available.