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The Guardian’s University Guide 2021 to launch this weekend

It will be available on The Guardian website and included as a free supplement with The Guardian newspaper this weekend.

The Guardian University Guide has established itself as a key league table for UK universities and is one of the top choices for people around the world when deciding which university is right for them.

The 2021 rankings are based on data collected before the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. However, following a tumultuous summer for so many students, features contained in The Guardian University Guide supplement will explore how the pandemic might shape universities in the future, helping school-leavers to make sense of an uncertain year and what might lie ahead.

The latest guide will feature league tables ranking universities on a number of criteria, including student satisfaction scores based on courses, teaching and feedback, as well as the rate of students dropping out and the proportion of graduates in employment or further study after graduation. It will also contain league tables ranking universities by subject area, plus profiles on each university and subject.

The comprehensive online version of the guide – which is set to launch on The Guardian website on Saturday 5 September at 8am – will contain everything in the print supplement, plus profiles of each university and subject area.

Rachel Hall, editor of The Guardian University Guide, said: “I am pleased that the latest Guardian University Guide can offer guidance for schools, families and universities to consult and share throughout the year at a time when people around the world are continuing to make new and often difficult decisions about the future.”


Aimed at young people choosing a course of study, The Guardian University Guide offers a range of information to help prospective students make informed choices on issues that are important to them.


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