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The University actively monitors its position in three national league tables (the Complete University Guide, the Guardian University Guide, and the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide), and three international league tables (The QS, The Times Higher Education and the Academic Ranking of World Universities).
League tables are numerous, as are the metrics they use, and new tables are routinely developed. With over 20,000 universities worldwide, each with specific visions and objectives, it can be extraordinarily difficult to produce appropriate metrics to measure performance. However, the majority aim to capture quality around aspects of teaching, student experience and research.
Whilst university league table rankings have been subject to criticism and many in the sector have questioned their value in measuring quality and the methodologies they employ, league tables can be very influential in shaping the perceptions of the public and prospective students. They are also increasingly being used by universities and governments around the globe to inform their higher education strategy.