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2018 Complete University Guide League Tables

Find out which universities are best nationally and in 70 different subjects

Information for Higher and Further Education Providers

Crime rates in university towns and cities

Director of University Relations

The Complete University Guide 10th Anniversary Conference – National league tables: the evolving relationship with the university sector

League table compilation and inclusion

Queries about the league tables

Award Badges

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  • Universities and colleges ranked in the league tables can obtain award badges. 
  • As per our Protocol for handling queries and corrections to the league tables, we publish any alterations to the tables in a single batch (unless the error is ours), four weeks after the first publication, at which time the award badges become available. 
  • Download award badges for your institution's rankings in the 2018 University League and Subject Tables.

Consultations, University Profiles, Seminars and Workshops


  • Our consultations with Higher Education providers are now completed online.
  • If you wish to know who has been consulted in your institution, please contact Alison Patterson, University Liaison and Research Manager.
  • Read about our consultations.

University profiles

  • Background to the university profiles.
  • If you wish to make amendments to an existing profile, please get in touch with Alison at the email address above.
  • If you are from a FE college and wish to provide a profile, please get in touch with Alison.

Seminars and workshops


  • Subject table inclusion – Monday 13 February 2017.
  • University profile update consultation – Monday 27 February 2017.

If you have any questions, or would like to make suggestions for useful material for this section, please contact us, or for advertising enquiries

The Reddin Survey of Tuition Fees

The Complete University Guide Acquired by Hotcourses

On 9 October 2015, The Complete University Guide was acquired by Hotcourses.

  • It is business as usual, with Dr Bernard Kingston as Chairman and the current team in place.
  • The Guide is an autonomous division of Hotcourses, the international educational listing company, from which, by mutual agreement, it retains its complete editorial independence.
  • The team behind has compiled university league tables for almost 20 years. Since 2007, these have been freely available on line, enabling users to tailor the tables for their personal use by choosing the criteria that are directly important to them. 
  • Read our press release detailing the acquisition of The Complete University Guide by Hotcourses.
  • In January 2017, the Hotcourses Group was acquired by IDP Education, a global leader in international student recruitment with HQ in Melbourne. IDP is 50% owned by 38 Australian universities and the remaining 50% shares traded on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Mayfield University Consultants

Who we are and what we do

Mayfield University Consultants was founded in 1997, initially to compile the University League Tables for The Times and later as major contributors to The Times Good University Guide. In August 2007, Mayfield launched the guide on-line in collaboration with the publishers, Constable & Robinson. The website was re-branded in 2008 as The Complete University Guide.

The principal partner in Mayfield is Dr Bernard Kingston who is based in Sheffield, England. Please contact him via email.

The Mayfield team includes current or former senior university administrators, with an expertise unparalleled in the compilation of UK league tables stretching back almost 20 years. They have a professional background in university recruitment and admissions, interpretation of data and statistical modeling, academic planning, careers guidance and international student support.

The Complete University Guide uses tuition fee data compiled by the late Mike Reddin. Read more about Mike Reddin and his National Survey of UK Tuition Fees.