What are the best UK universities according to their students?

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When you’re going to study abroad, it’s normal to have quesions about the universities: which is the most prestigious? which has better facilities? parties? will I be able to find a job soon after graduation?

Well, English speakers seem to really like lists about these things, so here arethe best universities according to different factors.

The best UK universities…

… for finding a job

This recently published list is of universities with a high percentage of graduates (above 90%)who get jobs right after graduating.

(World Ranking Position in brackets)

  1. Cambridge (1st)
  2. Oxford (4th)
  3. University College London (14th)
  4. Imperial College London (15th)
  5. Edinburgh (18th)
  6. Manchester (25th)
  7. King’s College London (35th)
  8. London School of Economics (44th)
  9. Birmingham (60th)
  10. Nottingham (63rd)

source: http://www.independent.co.uk

According to WHICH? 2014, which surveyed more than 12.500 students, these are the best universities:

… For partying and nightlife


  1. London School of Economics and Political Science
  2. University of Manchester
  3. Newcastle University
  4. Liverpool John Moores University
  5. Glasgow Caledonian University
  6. University of Strathclyde
  7. Northumbria University
  8. University of Bristol
  9. University of Leeds
  10. University of Liverpool
  11. University of Sussex
  12. University College London
  13. Leeds Beckett University
  14. Nottingham Trent University
  15. University of Glasgow

source: university.which.co.uk/top-universities-for-nightlife

… For sports


  1. Loughborough University
  2. St Mary’s University, Twickenham
  3. University of Bath
  4. University of Stirling
  5. Durham University
  6. Brunel University
  7. University of Worcester
  8. Cardiff Metropolitan University
  9. University of Birmingham
  10. Harper Adams University
  11. University of Surrey
  12. Northumbria University

source: university.which.co.uk/top-sporty-universities

… For activities organized by the ‘Student Union’


  1. Leeds University Union
  2. Sheffield Students’ Union
  3. Loughborough Students’ Union
  4. Union of UEA Students
  5. Harper Adams SU
  6. Keele University Students’ Union

source: university.which.co.uk/top-university-student-unions

… For their creative scene


  1. Falmouth University
  2. Goldsmiths, University of London
  3. University of the Arts London
  4. Bath Spa University
  5. University for the Creative Arts
  6. Southampton Solent University

source: university.which.co.uk/top-creative-universities

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