Many universities belong to league tables and each year they are assessed on the specific criteria developed by the league table publisher.  So here are some of the winners for 2016 and 2017.   *Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide UK University of the Year Award 2017:  University of Leeds.

And the Oscar goes to………………on November 24 2016, the Times Higher Education Awards will be announced. Take a look at the full list of categories and shortlisted universities…   Times Higher Education 2016 Awards Shortlist

UK University of the Year Awards 2016

The Times and Sunday Times: WINNER University of Surrey

What Uni Student Awards: WINNER Harper Adams University  

Other UK Awards 2016

The Guardian Awards  (featured Winners include: University of Essex, Coventry University, Swansea University, University of Kent, University of Leeds, University of Glasgow, Harper Adams University, Newcastle University, Nottingham Trent University, Goldsmiths University of London, Royal Agricultural University, Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Mary University, University of Huddersfield).

What Uni Student Awards (featured Winners include: Swansea University, Bangor University, Harper Adams University, Loughborough University, Leeds College of Art, Nottingham Trent University).


UK League Tables for 2017

Complete University Guide’s 2017 League Table

The Guardian’s 2017 League Table

The Times Higher Education 2017 League Table

Plus for the Green-minded take a look at  The People and Planet University League Table 2015


2016 League Tables from the US and EU

US News Best National University: Princeton University

US News Best Liberal Arts College: Williams College

Times Higher Education European Universities  League Tables 


World Rankings 2016/2017

QS World University Rankings 2016/2017

Times Higher Education 2017
Oxford University tops the chart – the 1st time a UK university takes the top spot in the table’s 12 year history!

Important note: Please be aware that all league tables have their own systems and criteria for assessing universities.  Be consumer savvy and check out the finer details of these!  It’s always worth comparing a few of them to see the variations.  And remember, not everything is covered in these tables so research wisely and choose your university on what your criteria are (location, cost, course, size, distance from home, etc).  For more information on choosing wisely see the university blog titled: Which one is the one for me? (October 2015)