Performance Indicators

Planning and Council Secretariat (PACS) monitors and provides internal briefings on selected 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

Publication Dates (expected)

Scope League Table Name Expected Publication Date
National Complete University Guide 8th June 2021
Guardian University Guide 11th September 2021
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 17th September 2021

International QS World University Rankings by Subject 4th March 2021
QS World University Rankings 8th June 2021
Academic Ranking of World Universities 15 August 2021
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2nd September 2021
Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject Published at various points during October and November