Sheffield uni overtakes Liverpool with five-place rise in the 2021 league tables

Sorry Hallam, we’re 39 places ahead of you

The uni of Sheffield has risen five places in the new league tables, to take us up to 28th in the UK – 39 places above Hallam.

The league tables judge each uni on ten factors, including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, graduate prospects, student-staff ratio, and spending on student facilities.

The five-place rise saw us overtake the uni of Liverpool, whilst landing in the top 20 of best graduate prospect scores in the country.

We also had 12 subjects in the top 10 for the whole of the UK, including History, Politics, Civil Engineering and Architecture.

The jump to an 82 per cent student satisfaction score saw us rise 30 places in the category to 34th, achieving better results than the unis of Leeds, Bristol, and Durham.

The student to staff ratio of 14.7 saw a rise of 14 places, to take us up to 40th in the UK.

We’re on the up

Elsewhere, Cambridge kept hold of no.1 spot for the 10th year running with a score of 100 per cent, with Oxford a close second on 99 per cent and St. Andrews in third with 96 per cent.

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