University guide ranks Sheffield five places lower

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THE University of Sheffield has dropped five places in a top university guide, it has been revealed today.

It was placed at number 18 in the UK, compared to 13 last year, in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013.

The institution is ranked fourth in the north of the country out of 15.

The annual league table is drawn up from criteria including student satisfaction, teaching and research quality, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student to staff ratios, graduate unemployment levels and university dropout rates.

This year Sheffield Hallam University has risen from the 72nd place to 64th in the UK.

It is placed ninth in the north.

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