Rise for Leicester to 35th in latest Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide

The University of Leicester is on the rise in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, which has ranked the University 35th amongst UK Higher Education institutions.

Their latest rankings, published online today and in a free 96-page supplement this weekend in The Sunday Times (September 18), show Leicester rising two places from last year’s position.

It also places Leicester third amongst universities in the East Midlands.

Leicester’s ranking for Research Quality improved this year, moving up 9 places to 26th, while the Student Staff ratio is up 14 places to 12th. In the subject rankings, ten subjects at Leicester improved their position and two have entered the top ten for their subject – Medicine and Communications and Media.

The achievement comes after the University was ranked 29th in the Complete University Guide 2023 earlier this year, after being named the highest climber in the Guardian University Guide 2022 in, where it was placed 30th in the UK.

Professor Elizabeth Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education at the University of Leicester, said: “Rising two places to 35th in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 is a great result for the University of Leicester and welcome recognition of our student-centred education strategy. Our commitment to providing the very best experience for our students has allowed us to make strong headway in a competitive sector. What’s more, it follows Leicester’s jump in both the Complete University Guide earlier this year, and in the latest Guardian University Guide rankings.

“These accolades are the culmination of the efforts of colleagues working in every aspect of university life, and I would like to congratulate them all for helping us to accomplish this.”