We strive for excellence and we're excelling in everything we do. We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017), top 15 in England for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2017, mainstream universities), and top 25 for research quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 where we're also ranked 22nd overall - our highest ever ranking.
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) assesses research quality and impact at UK universities.
Our REF 2014 results show we are:
We have students from more than 140 countries and over a third of our students are from outside the UK. This makes us the most international mainstream university in the UK outside London (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018).