How do we compare?

Measure Score Position
Percentage of research submitted to the 2014 Excellence Framework rated as 3* (internationally excellent) or 4* (world leading) 86 8th (among the Russell Group of 24 leading universities)
Popularity by number of applications to degree courses in 2013–14 36,820 14th (11th among the Russell Group)
Percentage of FT first degree entrants from state schools and colleges (2014–15 performance indicators in HE) 86.5%
Percentage of FT first degree entrants from low participation neighbourhoods (2014–15 performance indicators in HE) 8.7%
Percentage of FT first degree entrants over 21 (2014–15 performance indicators in HE) 7%
Queen's Anniversary Prizes won (recognising outstanding contributions by universities and colleges to the nation's intellectual, economic, cultural and social life) 4 (1998, 2000, 2002, 2007)