QS World University Rankings 2010: UK results

QS World University Rankings 2010: UK results – good, bad or indifferent?

Following up the earlier post on the QS world top 20 it is interesting to note that, depending on your perspective, a goodly/pitiful number of UK universities appear in the QS top 100 as follows (last year in brackets):

1 Cambridge (2)
4 UCL (4)
6 Oxford (5=)
7 Imperial (5=)
21 King’s (23)
22 Edinburgh (20=)
27 Bristol (34)
30 Manchester (26)
53 Warwick (58)
59 Birmingham (66)
69 Sheffield (82)
73 Nottingham (91)
77 Glasgow (79)
80 LSE (67=)
81 Southampton (95=)
85 Leeds (99)
88 York (70=)
92 Durham (103=)
95 St Andrews (87=)

19 UK institutions in the top 100 is not bad, and, whilst the big story for QS remains Cambridge ousting Harvard in the top slot, there isn’t a huge amount of change here although the University of Nottingham and the University of Sheffield are relatively big climbers here.


Sheffield made a video competition

Really good competition being run by the University of Sheffield.

Sheffield Made Us is a competition (for a £3k prize) open to the University’s students which invites them to make a 3 minute video about the value of their experience:


The motto of the University is ‘to discover and understand the causes of things’. Show how your time here helped you to discover and understand the world and define the person you are today.

I’m sure it’s not a totally original idea but nevertheless it’s a good one.