Lancaster climbs to 8th in the Guardian University Guide

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Top ten position in two national league tables and highest ranking university in the North West.

Lancaster University has risen two places to be ranked 8th in the Guardian University Guide 2017, published on 23 May 2016.
The Guardian league table combines scores for the aspects of university life that matter most to students. Lancaster’s  score has  risen for overall satisfaction, teaching satisfaction, assessment and careers.
A number of subjects were also ranked in the top ten – Business, Management and Marketing (8th ); Mechanical Engineering (2nd); Accounting and Finance(8th); Mathematics (6th); Sociology (4th);Religious Studies (10th);Geography and Environmental Studies (5th); Chemical Engineering(6th);Drama and Dance (5th) and History(7th)
The latest result comes on the back of Lancaster’s ranking of  9th  for the second year in a row in The Complete University Guide 2017 league table.
Professor Mark E. Smith, Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University welcomed the news. He said: “I am delighted that the reputation of our university is reflected in high rankings year-on-year in the UK’s major university league tables. 
“Lancaster combines excellence in research and teaching to provide the very best education experience for our students.
“This demonstrates how Lancaster continues to successfully compete with some of the very best universities across the world.” 

Guardian League Table 2017

Rank 2017 Rank 2016 Change Institution
1 (1) 0 Cambridge
2 (2) 0 Oxford
3 (3) 0 St Andrews
4 (4) 0 Surrey
5 (11) +6 Loughborough
6 (6) 0 Durham
7 (8) +1 Imperial College
8 (10) +2 Lancaster
8 (6) -3 Warwick
10 (5) -5 Bath