Sheffield Uni has been ranked the 31st best university in the country

Shock, we beat Hallam

Sheffield University has been ranked the 31st best university in the UK in the Complete University Guide’s league tables, just weeks after being named number one for student experience by The Times Higher Education Survey.

The independent guide ranks universities on everything from degree completion, student satisfaction and even entry requirements.

Whilst Sheffield has retained a spot in the coveted top fifty, unfortunately it has slipped four places in just one year despite coming first in research Quality and Degree Completion.

Good old Sheffield Hallam has come 69th in the rankings. Unsurprisingly Oxford and Cambridge have retained their reign at the top of the charts.

Data for the Complete University Guide is typically collected for the guide from the results of the National Student Survey and the Research Excellence framework.

However, the National Union of Students (NUS) and Sheffield Students’ Union has recently called for students to boycott companies like the NSS as a ‘bargaining chip’ against rises in tuition fees and the TEF framwork.

The news marks something of a worrying pattern, as whilst subject performance has held steady over the last 10 years, the overall ranking has slipped six places.

The university league tables can say what they want though, we’ve still got the number one SU in the country, and that’s all that matters.