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.
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)
|League Table Name
||Expected Publication Date
|QS World University Rankings by Subject
||4 March 2020
|Complete University Guide
||Beginning of May
|Guardian University Guide
||Beginning of June
|QS World University Rankings
|Academic Ranking of World Universities
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide
|Middle/end of September
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject
||Published at various points during October and November