Sunday Times University Guide 2012

University of Cambridge is ranked No. 1 among the top universities in the UK, moving up from 2nd place last year and ahead of the University of Oxford (ranked 2nd nationally), according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2012.

The University of Bath has been named as 'University of the Year 2011/12' by The Sunday Times. In that league table, Bath is ranked 5th out of 122 UK universities and colleges, achieving its highest ever position.

Newcastle University is placed 12th in the country, moving up 8 places from last year's rankings. The University also has the highest proportion of graduate-level jobs at 82.6 per cent, and a graduate employment rate of 94.5 per cent - the highest among North East Universities.

The University of Sheffield has been named as the top university in Yorkshire by the Sunday Times University Guide 2012, moving up to 13th place in the national rankings, from 15th last year.

Bangor University is rated the best University in Wales for its teaching, and is placed in the top 15 of UK universities for teaching excellence according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2012. The University was awarded 79.3% in the league tables for this vitally important area.

The University of Sussex has risen two places to 19th in the UK. It is the only university in the South-East ranked in the top 20. Sussex is also ranked in the top 20 in other league tables:  Guardian (11th), Times (14th) and Independent (19th). It is one of only 15 universities nationally to feature in the top 20 places in all of the four major newspaper league tables.

The Top 10 universities in the UK are:
1 University of Cambridge
2 University of Oxford
3 Durham University
4 LSE
5 University of Bath
6 University of St Andrews
7 University College London
8 University of Warwick
9 University of Exeter
10 University of Bristol
Source: The Sunday Times

* Suggested Reading:

Times University Ranking 2012

Complete University Guide 2012

Guardian University League Table 2012