Sunday Times University of the Year

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The Sunday Times University of the Year is a prestigious annual award given to a British university or other higher education institution by The Sunday Times. The current University of the Year for 2018 is Lancaster University, while the University of the Year for 2017 was the University of Leeds.

The award is given as part of the annual Sunday Times University Guide since the second supplement's second edition in 1999. Though the guide contains a league table of UK universities compiled from various statistics, the award is not necessarily given to the university at the top (in fact, it only has been in 2007 and 2010). Instead, a university is chosen by a panel of experts based on all round academic excellence.

In addition to the winner, shortlisted universities are also named. A runners-up position was introduced in 2006.

From 2009 onwards, the University Guide took the year of its name from the following year (so the guide published in 2009 is known as 2010, the guide published in 2010 is known as 2011 etc.)

Although very similar in name, this award has no connection to the "University of the Year" award given by Times Higher Education.

List of winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Also shortlisted
2018

(Published 2017)[1]

Lancaster University Loughborough University University of Nottingham

University of Essex

University of Glasgow

2017 University of Leeds University of Dundee[2]
2016 University of Surrey University of Leeds Durham University
Imperial College London
University of Kent
2015
(Published 2014)[3]
Coventry University
2014
(Published 2013)[4]
University of Birmingham University of Leicester[5] Coventry University
University of St Andrews
University of Surrey
2013
(Published 2012)[6]
University of Exeter University of Leicester Plymouth University
2012
(Published 2011)[7]
University of Bath University of Exeter The Robert Gordon University
University of Surrey
University of Leeds
2011
(Published 2010)[8]
King's College London University of Nottingham London School of Economics and Political Science
University of Exeter
Oxford Brookes University
Edge Hill University
2010
(Published 2009)[9]
University of Oxford University College London University of Birmingham
University of Glasgow
University of Stirling
Edge Hill University
2008[10] Loughborough University Imperial College London Aston University
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
2007 University of Cambridge University of St Andrews Harper Adams University College
University of Leicester
Queen's University Belfast
Edge Hill University
2006 University of Manchester University of Exeter King's College London
Lancaster University
University of St Andrews
2005 Durham University University of Bath
University of East Anglia
University of Hull
Loughborough University
2004 University College London University of Dundee
University of Durham
Kingston University
University of Manchester
2003 University of York Cardiff University
University of Exeter
Loughborough University
Oxford Brookes University
2002 University of St Andrews The London Institute
University of Plymouth
University of Southampton
University of Warwick
2001 University of Sheffield University of Exeter
The London Institute
Oxford Brookes University
University of Ulster
University of Warwick
2000 University of Newcastle upon Tyne University of Bath
Kingston University
University of Nottingham
University of York
1999 University of Brighton University of Bristol
Loughborough University
University of Northumbria at Newcastle

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCall, Alastair (2017-09-24). "Good University Guide: University of the Year 2018". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  2. ^ Dundee, University of. "Dundee Is Scottish University Of The Year Again : News". University of Dundee. Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  3. ^ http://www.the-awards.co.uk/the2015/awardswinners/winners[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Alastair McCall, Birmingham is on the move: Taking the stress out of results day helped our University of the Year stand out from the rest, says Alastair McCall', The Sunday Times, 30 September 2013, University Guide 2014 section
  5. ^ http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2013/september/university-of-leicester-chosen-as-university-of-the-year-runner-up-in-first-ever-joint-sunday-times-times-guide
  6. ^ Alastair McCall, 'University of Exeter University of the Year', The Sunday Times, 30 September 2012, University Guide 2013 section
  7. ^ Alastair McCall, 'University of Bath University of the Year', The Sunday Times, 11 September 2011, University Guide 2012 section
  8. ^ Alastair McCall, 'King's Takes Academic Crown', The Sunday Times, 12 September 2009, University Guide 2011 section, p. 2
  9. ^ http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/sunday_times_university_guide/article6831831.ece
  10. ^ http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/sunday_times_university_guide/article4765252.ece