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

2019 Times Sunday Times GUG - PACS Analysis (41kb)

ARWU Shanghai 2019 - PACS Analysis (161kb)

Guardian University Guide 2020 PACS analysis (380kb)

Complete University Guide 2020 PACS analysis (363kb) 

QS 2019 by subject PACS Analysis (28kb)

QS 2019 ranking - PACS analysis (28kb)

THE Europe Teaching Rankings 2019 - PACS Analysis (148kb)  

THE World Reputation Rankings 2018 - PACS Analysis (78kb)

THE World University Rankings 2020 - PACS Analysis (289kb)

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 by Subject (82kb)