Sheffield beats Liverpool and Queen Mary in Complete Uni rankings

Hallam are still terrible too

The University of Sheffield has fallen back one place in the latest national survey, but it still charts among the top 25 per cent of academic institutions.

This year’s Complete University Guide places Sheffield at 28th place, one point behind last year’s 27th place rating.

It is still well ahead of Hallam, which remains unchanged at 72nd place.

The Arts Tower enjoying a little gloat.

The Arts Tower enjoying a little gloat.

Notable risers include Manchester and Reading, which both overtook Sheffield this year, while Leicester sank eight places down the list to 32nd.

The Guide, published today, ranks universities based on the quality of their research, their requirements of entry, and the general satisfaction of students.

The ratio of staff to students; the total expenditure on services and facilities; and the employment prospects of graduates are also considered.

Dr Bernard Kingston, principal author of the Guide, said: “There is a considerable degree of stability at the upper end of the league table this year.

“This stability indicates that the rankings are robust and credible for young people seeking a university place.”