BRAND NEW: 2019 Complete University Guide League TablesUniversity Profiles

BRAND NEW: 2019 Complete University Guide League Tables

Discover which UK universities rank best nationally and in 70 different subject areas.

Information for Higher and Further Education Providers

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University League Tables 2019

Published Wednesday 25 April 2018

We rank over 140 UK universities and colleges in the main table, specialist arts table, and 70 subject tables.

See national and regional press releases for this year's publication:

University Visits

The Complete University Guide has appointed Virginia Isaac as Director of University Relations.

Consultations and University Relations

Consultations and profiles

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

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.

The Complete University Guide Acquired by Hotcourses

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

The Guide is an autonomous division of Hotcourses, the international educational listing company, from which, by mutual agreement, it retains its complete editorial independence. It is business as usual, with Dr Bernard Kingston as Chairman and the current team in place.

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.

  • Read our press release detailing the acquisition of The Complete University Guide by Hotcourses.

League Tables - Protocol and Award Badges

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Award badges

Universities and colleges ranked in the league tables can obtain award badges. As per our protocol above, we publish any alterations to the tables in a single batch (unless the error is ours), four weeks after the first publication – 24 May – at which time we will make the award badges available. If you would like us to send you a link when the badges become available, please send us an email.

10th Anniversary Conference

National league tables: the evolving relationship with the university sector

Mayfield University Consultants

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 more than 20 years. They have a professional background in university recruitment and admissions, interpretation of data and statistical modelling, academic planning, careers guidance and international student support.

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