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2:00 AM 14th June 2022
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Durham University Takes The Crown As The Complete University Guide’s Best University In North East England

photo credit Durham University
photo credit Durham University
Durham University has taken the crown as the Complete University Guide’s best higher education institution in North East England.

North East England has had a fantastic year in the Complete University Guide’s rankings with notable universities climbing the ranking from previous years. These include Northumbria University, Newcastle which rose by six places and the University of Sunderland which rose by nine places this year.

In the overall league tables, Durham University held its position in 6th place for another year sitting just below Imperial College London. Naturally, within the region Durham came top for Research, Academic Services Spend, Facilities Spend, Graduate Prospects and Completion.

photo credit Durham University
photo credit Durham University
Within the region are pockets of subject-level excellence. Despite the following universities performing below 40th in the overall table, there are some examples of high-quality subject rankings reinforcing the importance of looking below the overall ranking. Northumbria University, Newcastle (43rd) ranks nationally 8th for Building, 6th for Counselling, Psychotherapy & Occupational Therapy, 8th for Forensic Science and 4th for Information Technology & Systems.

Every year the Complete University Guide releases UK university and subject league tables to support prospective students in making informed decisions about their future. The regional league tables help people find the right university for them in their area and are also informative for local employers to know what skills people are coming to the area to develop.

The Complete University Guide follows on from last month’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards, building on the information available to prospective students to help them make the right decisions as they consider their higher education options.

Having three of the region’s universities ranking in the UK’s top 50 in this year’s Complete University Guide demonstrates how the region is on track for another year of high-quality education and training provision for students and employers alike. Newcastle University and Northumbria University, Newcastle join Durham in the UK’s top 50 universities.

Professor Amanda Chetwynd, Chair of the Complete University Guide Advisory Board, said:
“Congratulations to Durham University for achieving the top position in this year’s Complete University Guide regional rankings. The tight rankings show just how high the standards are among North East England’s top universities.

“Many prospective students in North East England are keen to find the best university in the local area. Complete University Guide’s regional league tables are a valuable source of information to give local prospective students a greater understanding of what higher education options there are in North East England.”

Simon Emmett, Chief Executive Officer of IDP Connect, said:
“With more prospective students actively researching their options each year, the 2023 Complete University Guide league tables will serve as an important guide. We believe these rankings help them to make the right decisions as they consider their next steps into higher education.

“The independence of the Complete University Guide remains a critical part of our organisation. The tables’ independence from our other operations ensures that students, parents, and advisors can trust the results and make informed choices based on them.”