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The University of Manchester is back in the top 20 universities in the UK

Making your mum proud

The University of Manchester returns to a top 20 position, according to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Manchester has managed to reach 19th place nationally (moving up 6 places on the table since last year) as degree completion rates, staffing levels, and university spending all improve.

Manchester also had the highest degree completion rate in the whole of the North West region with 93% of students completing their courses.

Neighbouring universities Manchester Metropolitan and The University of Salford ranked 69th and 81st respectively, both improving on their rankings from last year.

In the North West region The University of Lancaster ranked highest, with a national ranking of 6th overall. The North West region boasts four universities in the top 50: including Lancaster, Manchester, Liverpool and Liverpool Hope.

The University of Manchester still appears to have lower scores for student satisfaction, teaching quality and overall student experience.

Reclaiming their place in the top 20 after a long absence, this reflects The University of Manchester's efforts to improve student experience.