Praise for Leicester in Sunday Times League Table
University of Leicester has been commended in the latest newspaper league
table published by The Sunday Times. (September 14, 2003). The University is
placed 24 out of 121 higher education establishments.
drop-out rate is among the lowest in the country placing it in the top 10,
and the University is ranked among the top 20 in the UK for teaching
report comments on Leicester’s investment in its future with the £300m
development plan and the University’s reputation in space research is also
highlighted. Particular note is made of the Mars mission with The Sunday Times
commenting that Leicester had dubbed itself ‘Britain’s first
Sunday Times report highlights Leicester’s above average intake from state
schools and from working class backgrounds, its low drop out rate and the
diversity of the intake.
competition for places at fewer than six applicants per place and the average
A-levels required for entry a little less than BBB, Leicester is a steal,”
states the report.
unbroken cycle of success in teaching quality over the last four years is
noted as is the international excellence of its research.
multicultural ambience of the city offers much for pleasure-seeking students:
good food, bars, clubs, theatre, music and sport. Student halls are plentiful
and close to the main campus,” adds The Sunday Times.
read the full report on: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,8404-813889,00.html
league tables published during 2003 have also highlighted many of
University is the UK’s leading provider of taught postgraduate education and
it is ranked as having the top medical school in the country by The Guardian.
In 2001, 2002 and 2003 the FT placed Leicester at the top of a ‘league of
their own’ for the level of taught postgraduate education.
achieved a top 20 ranking for the third successive year in the Financial Times
league table (May 3/4) where it was placed 18th out of 98 institutions. The FT
League Table was the first national media league table of 2003.
Times, which published its league tables from May 7,2003, placed Leicester at
24- its highest ever ranking in that particular league table, compared with
26th in 2002 and 33rd in 2001. In terms of England and Wales, Leicester was
placed 21st in The Times league table (2003).
year, the FT identified Leicester as an 'outstanding performer' in terms of
its five year record and this year Leicester continues to be a top ranking
University in the UK for the percentage of taught postgraduate students.
the 2003 FT League Table, Leicester achieved the following scores:
Level points 22
to places: 5.66
5* research: -
class degrees: 9.1
of graduates entering prof training: 9.7
of graduates entering higher degree: 13.1
postgrad research: 15.4
postgrad taught: 73.5
overseas students 15.9
from industry: £3,914,000
from industry/FTE: 3,390
for Research: £33,123,000
for research/FTE: 28,688
Times awards Leicester a total of 786 points as follows
(out of 24): 22.2
(out of 7): 5
Standards (out of 30): 22
and upper seconds (out of 100): 64.4
destinations (out of 100): 73.4
total of 16 subjects were ranked by The Times/THES (2003) in the top 20:
and Ancient History (7)
of Art (12)
and electronic engineering (16)
and media studies (18)
and Astronomy (19)
THES (May 9, 2003) placed Leicester in the top 20 for:
assessment scores (16th)
The Guardian League tables published on
May 20 2003 ranks Leicester in the top 30 UK institutions - Leicester is
placed 25th (22nd in
England). It is cited as being in the
top 10 for the following subjects:
Medicine (1st)- Headline: Leicester in top health for medicine
American Studies (7th)
Media Studies (9th)
History of Art (10th)
Guardian (June 3 2003) also cites Leicester as being among the top 20 in the
UK for research - it is placed 19th.
'table of tables' compiled by the Daily Telegraph on 25 June, 2003, has placed
Leicester 24th. The table is based on the rankings of five newspapers and a
survey of graduate recruiters.
LEAGUE TABLES IN 2002:
The Times published its league table on May 10, 2002, and placed
Leicester at 26 - climbing seven places from the 2001 ranking of 33rd. The
Times, ranking Leicester in the top quartile of UK universities, placed 15
subject areas in the top 20 in the UK. They are: Archaeology (3), Education
(6), Law (9=), Medicine (9), English (10=), Engineering (10), Economics (12),
History (13), Psychology (13), Chemistry (13), History of Art (13), American
Studies (15), Media Studies (16), Physics and Astronomy (17), Italian (18).
The Financial Times has placed Leicester 17th in its table published on May
11, 2002. It was also identified as having the highest percentage of taught
postgraduates in the country. Leicester was identified as an 'outstanding
performer' in terms of its five year record.
The Daily Telegraph: Published on July 27, 2002, this placed Leicester 22
and among the First Division of UK universities. The tables are compiled on
the basis of teaching assessments alone.
In terms of Universities - rather than single subject colleges - Leicester was
placed 24th in the Guardian tables of May 28, 2002. Departments cited in the
top 20 include: Economics 14th; Engineering 9th; Archaeology 5th; History
12th; Law 13th, Politics 18th,
Psychology 13th, Biosciences
19th; Chemistry 6th; History of
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