Performance indicators & league tables

PRAS monitors and provides internal briefings on publications which use university data.

HESA Performance Indicators

Each year, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) publishes a set of performance indicators for all UK higher education institutions. These generally cover areas such as widening access and participation, student retention and success rates, employment statistics, and research performance. The indicators are based on student, staff and finance data returns all higher education institutions are required to make to HESA each year.

League Tables

A number of national and international league tables are published by various organisations, including newspapers.  These generate significant media attention and play a role in informing student choice.

League Tables Briefings

Guardian University Guide 2017 Analysis (86kb)

QS 2016-17 PRAS Analysis (25kb)

Sunday Times 2017 PRAS Analysis (159kb)

THE World University Rankings 201617 - PRAS Analysis (274kb)