Scaling the heights: THES access elite table

January 18, 2002

Discover who made it to the top and who fell off the precipice in the THES analysis of university access.

Top 28 institutions

Poor postcodes

Drop outs Teaching (score)

Research (score)

          University of Stirling 23% 7% 21.4 5.34 University of Strathclyde 21% 8% 21.4 5,30 Glasgow School of Art 18% 5% - 5.30 Herlot-Watt University 18% 8% 20.6 5.02 University of Dundee 18% 10% 21.0 5.62 University Institute, Cardiff 17% 10% 20.7 4.37 University of Glasgow 16% 7% 21.7 5.69 Sheffield Hallam University 16% 10% 20.6 4.54 University of Wales, Lampeter 16% 10% 20.2 5.00 University of Wales College of Medicine 15% 5% - 5.16 Keele University 14% 7% 20.4 5.00 University of Wales, Swansea 13% 5% 21.1 4.77 University of Hull 13% 6% 21.0 5.06 University of Liverpool 13% 7% 20.8 5.51 University of Wales, Bangor 13% 8% 20.9 5.18 University of Aberdeen 13% 9% 21.3 5.19 Nottingham Trent University 13% 10% 20.1 4.17 University of Wales, Aberystwyth 12% 4% 20.8 4.86 Royal Northern College of Music 12% 6% - 5.00 UMIST 12% 8% 20.6 5.71 University of Sheffield 11% 3% 21.6 5.97 University of Leicester  11% 5% 20.9 5.25 Lancaster University 11% 6% 21.3 5.99 University of Westminster 11% 6% 20.3 4.29 Aston University 11% 7% 20.8 5.60 University of Portsmouth 11% 7% 20.2 4.46 University of Essex 11% 8% 21.1 6.05 School of Pharmacy 11% 9% 23.0 6.00

Source : THES listing, published 18 January 2002.

Level 4: top 28 institutions with excellent research
Aberdeen, Wales Aberystwyth, Aston, Wales Bangor, Bradford, Wales Institute Cardiff, Dundee, Essex, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot-Watt, Hull, Keele, Wales Lampeter, Lancaster, Leicester, Liverpool, UMIST, Wales Medicine, Nottingham Trent, School of Pharmacy, Portsmouth, Royal Northern College of Music, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, Stirling, Strathclyde, Wales Swansea, Westminster

Level 3: and excellent teaching
Aberdeen, Wales Aberystwyth, Aston, Wales Bangor, Bradford, Wales Institute Cardiff, Chester CHE, Dundee, Essex, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot-Watt, Hull, Keele, Wales Lampeter, Lancaster, Leicester, Liverpool, UMIST, Wales Medicine, UC Northampton, Northumbria, Norwich School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent, School of Pharmacy, Portsmouth, Queen Margaret UC, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, College of St Mark & St John, St Martin's College, Stirling, Strathclyde, Wales Swansea, Trinity College Carmarthen, Westminster, UC Worcester, YorK St John College

Level 2: those institutions that also have low dropout rates
Aberdeen, Wales Aberystwyth, Aston, Wales Bangor, Bradford, Wales Institute Cardiff, Chester CHE, Cumbria College of Art & Design, Dundee, Essex, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot-Watt, Hull, Keele, Wales Lampeter, Lancaster, Leeds Metropolitan, Leicester, Liverpool, UMIST, Wales Medicine, Newman College, UC Northampton, Northumbria, Norwich School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent, School of Pharmacy, Portsmouth, Queen Margaret UC, Rose Brutord College, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal
Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, College of St Mark & St John, St Martin's College, Stirling, Strathclyde, Wales Swansea, Trinity & All Saints, Trinity College Carmarthen, Westminster, JC Worcester, York St John College

Level 1: 75 institutions have better than average access results
Aberdeen, Abertay Dundee, Wales Aberystwyth, APU, Aston, Wales Bangor, Bolton IHE, Bradford, Bretton Hall, Buckinghamshire Chilterns UC, Wales Institute Cardiff, Central England, Central Lancashire, UC Chichester, Chester CHE, Coventry, Cranfield, Cumbria College of Art & Design, De Montfort, Derby, Dundee, East London, Edge Hill CHE, Edinburgh College of Art, Essex, Glamorgan, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, Glasgow School of Art, Gloucestershire, Greenwich, Heriot-Watt, Hertfordshire, Huddersfield, Hull, Keele, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Wales Lampeter, Lancaster, Leeds Metropolitan, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, Liverpool Hope, Liverpool John Moores, London Guildhall, Luton, UMIST, Manchester Metropolitan, Wales Medicine, Middlesex, Napier, Newman College, Wales Newport, North East Wales
Institute, North London, UC Northampton, Northumbria, Norwich School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent, Paisley, School of Pharmacy, Portsmouth, Queen Margaret UC, Robert Gordon, Rose Bruford College, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Scottish,Academy of Music & Drama, Salford, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, South Bank, College of St Mark & St John, St Martin's College, Staffordshire, Stirling, Strathclyde, Sunderland, Wales Swansea, Swansea IHE, Thames Valley, Teesside, Trinity & All Saints, Trinity College Carmarthen, Ulster, Westminster, Wolverhampton, UC Worcester, York St John College

Guide to THES access elite stories

  Poor face a steep climb
  Jacks of all trades pave the  way to participation
  Leader: Institutions hold trump cards in widening access
  Sheffield Hallam University
  Strathclyde university
  Stirling university
  Institutions attacked for bias against poor
  Hard-up white men continue to elude recruiters
  US offers cash to lure poor to college

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