The University of Surrey has jumped into the top 10 of the 2016 league table of universities published by The Times and The Sunday Times for the first time, while the University of Sussex has climbed into the top 20.
The institutions beat many of their Russell Group peers to make the upper echelons of this year’s Good University Guide; Surrey climbed three places to eighth, and was also named University of the Year 2015-16, while Sussex rose six places to 19th.
The universities also made strides in the Guardian’s list of the top UK universities published earlier this year.
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016: top 20 UK universities
|2016 rank||2015 rank||Institution|
|1||1=||University of Cambridge|
|2||1=||University of Oxford|
|3||4||Imperial College London|
|4||3||University of St Andrews|
|6||8||University of Warwick|
|7||7||University of Exeter|
|8||11||University of Surrey|
|9||5||London School of Economics and Political Science|
|10||9||University College London|
|12||10||University of Bath|
|14||17||University of Leeds|
|15||16||University of York|
|16||18||University of Southampton|
|17||15||University of Birmingham|
|18||14||University of East Anglia|
|19||25||University of Sussex|
|20||19||University of Bristol|
This is a list of the top 20 institutions in the Good University Guide 2016, including links to the profiles of those institutions that also feature in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.