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Meet the Complete University Guide Team and Contact Us

Editorial and Content

Cicely Oliver is the Managing Editor of the Complete University Guide, looking after all content. She began her publishing career with Times Books in London and has worked in reference publishing for some 30 years. She has been part of the Complete University Guide team since its inception in 2007, and was involved with the compilation of The Times Good University Guide for several years before that.

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Joseph Wood is an Editor for the Complete University Guide. Joe edits, updates and monitors the website content. He graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2011 with a degree in Comparative American History. After a few years trying a variety of different jobs, he returned to study in 2016 and flew off to Australia, where he gained a Masters in Writing, Editing and Publishing from the University of Queensland.

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Resalat Rasheed is an Associate Editor for the Complete University Guide. He looks after website content as well as social media, and brings with him years of experience as a content specialist and marketing creative.    Res Thumb

For all questions about the Complete University Guide’s league tables, and enquiries from HE institutions, please email admin@thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk.
League Tables and University Liaison

Amanda Chetwynd is the new chair of the Advisory Board following on from Bernard Kingston. She has been a member of the Advisory Board since 2008.

Amanda is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Lancaster University. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2003 and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has degrees in Mathematics from Nottingham University and the Open University.


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Neil Davidson is a League Tables Compiler and Data Adviser for the Complete University Guide. He prepares the rankings tables for the Guide. He is Head of Student Statutory Reporting & Analytics at the University of Nottingham, where his responsibilities include resource allocation modelling and management information reporting.

Before working in Planning at Nottingham, Neil performed a similar role at the University of Derby, interrupted by a short stint in Quality Assurance at Nottingham. He has a degree in Business Studies from the University of Humberside (now Lincoln).

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Andrew Hindmarsh is a League Tables Compiler and Data Adviser for the Complete University Guide. He oversees the preparation of data for the Complete University Guide tables. He is Head of Planning at the University of Nottingham, where his responsibilities include providing management information and statistical returns to official bodies.

Before moving to Nottingham, Andrew was Head of the Undergraduate Admissions Office at the University of Sheffield, where for ten years he worked closely with admissions tutors and UCAS. He is also the Chair of the Board of a multi-academy trust in the East Midlands. Andrew has degrees in Zoology and Animal Behaviour from the University of Oxford.

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Bernard Kingston is the founding Chairman of the Complete University Guide and principal partner in Mayfield University Consultants. Following an early industrial research career, he moved into university administration, firstly at the University of Edinburgh and later at the University of Sheffield. His past roles include Director of the Careers Advisory Service and Director of International Affairs.

He is a past President of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (Agcas) and, in his visiting consultancy roles, has acted as an adviser and external assessor to governments and universities in Asia, Africa, Australia and the UK. He has degrees in Chemistry from the Universities of Leicester and Sussex.

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Alison Patterson is University Liaison and Research Manager for the Complete University Guide. She is responsible for all consultations and is the first point of contact for universities and others with enquiries about the league tables and other site content. She also updates current site content and pursues new areas of research for site expansion.

Alison previously worked in university administration at Sheffield University and Leicester Polytechnic (now DMU), and she has a degree in History from the University of York.

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Sophie Rogers is Research & Content Editor at the Complete University Guide. She works with Alison Patterson, researching new content for the site and assisting with the annual university profile update.

She has a background that includes an art degree, editorial experience at HarperCollins and business research within an economic development agency.​

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James Seymour is a Content Contributor and Editorial Adviser for the Complete University Guide. He is currently the Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment at the University of Gloucestershire and a member of the UCAS Qualifications Advisory Group. James has served on the National Committee of HELOA (Higher Education Liaison Officers' Association) and has degrees in Politics and Marketing Management from the University of Sheffield and Aston Business School.

He is a governor of a grammar school in Birmingham and a member of the OCR Examination Board HE Liaison Group. James is a regular speaker at conferences related to student recruitment, student decision making and curriculum reform.

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Press and Media

David Jobbins is Editorial Consultant to the Complete University Guide, contributes news and other articles to the website, and handles press and media enquiries. He writes occasionally for University World News. David was International Editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement from 1992 to 2007, and served as a Special Professor in International Education at the University of Nottingham.

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Advertising and Sales

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For international advertising, please contact Ed Kelly on 020 7384 6000, or email ed.kelly@idp-connect.com

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Mayfield University Consultants are the compilers of the Complete University Guide Tables. Between 1997 and 2006 Mayfield compiled the university league tables for The Times Good University Guide. Since 2007, Mayfield and its associates have been publishing the Complete University Guide online.

League Table Publishing History

The Complete University Guide has been publishing university and related league tables online since 2007. The league tables are compiled by Mayfield University Consultants.

Year Name Publication Associates
2007 Good University Guide (GUG) 2008 30 July 2007 Daily Telegraph
2008 Complete University Guide (CUG) 2009 24 April 2008 The Independent
2009 Complete University Guide (CUG) 2010 30 April 2009 The Independent
2010 Complete University Guide (CUG) 2011 20 May 2010 The Independent
2011 Complete University Guide (CUG) 2012 18 April 2011 Daily Telegraph
2012 Complete University Guide (CUG) 2013 24 April 2012 Daily Mail
2013 Complete University Guide (CUG) 2014 29 April 2013 –––
2014 Complete University Guide (CUG) 2015 12 May 2014 –––
2015 Complete University Guide (CUG) 2016 27 April 2015 –––
2016 Complete University Guide (CUG) 2017 25 April 2016 –––
2017 Complete University Guide (CUG) 2018 26 April 2017 –––
2018 Complete University Guide (CUG) 2019 25 April 2018 –––
2019 Complete University Guide (CUG) 2020 1 May 2019 –––