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University League Tables: Regional Universities Rocket up the Table

The results of the 2014 university league table have been released and regional universities are the main success story, having rocketed up the table at great speed!

Universities in Yorkshire were some of the major ‘high flyers’ within the table, with Sheffield University jumping forward four places to 38th and Sheffield Hallam flying up an almighty nine places in the table, up to 72nd from 83rd.

The story on the other side of the hill is equally as positive, particularly in Manchester and Liverpool, where Manchester University shot up ten places to 31st, Manchester Metropolitan University jumped 15 places to 93rd, and Liverpool John Moores climbed nearly a massive 30 places from 98th to 69th.

Other notable movers included Glaswegian University, St Andrews, who were voted top of the Scottish university table and fourth in the UK rankings. Nottingham Trent also rose seven places up to 73rd and Plymouth University jumped two places from 61st to 59th.

The rankings were based on several factors, including student to staff ratios, career prospects and expenditure per student and were influenced by final year undergraduates who provided feedback on their universities via the National Student Survey.