The Cambridge University has managed to hang on to the top spot in the recently released list of Britain's top Universities according to the 'University Guide 2015'. The second place in the list was occupied by its traditional rival, Oxford University.
These annual rankings are the brainchild of 'Sunday Times' and 'The Times'. According to the rankings, Cambridge boasts of a "much better graduate employment rate than Oxford six months after graduation and slightly higher levels of student satisfaction". Notably, Oxford was earlier ranked joint first with Cambridge in the same rankings.
The officials behind the rankings further explained the outcome as "In terms of reputation and international standing, there is nothing to choose between the two universities institutionally, although at individual subject level there remain important differences worth exploring depending on your choice of degree,"
The other Universities that made it to the top 5 in the list include 'University of St Andrew's' of Scotland at number 3, 'University College London' at number 4 and the 'London School of Economics and Political Science' at number 5. The other notable inclusion in the list is the University of Westminster with Chancellor as Lord Swaraj Paul, one of UK's best known NRI. This University is ranked at number 112.
Some of the parameters included in the list are completion rates, entry standards, services and facilities spend, teacher-student ration, graduate data provided by HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) and circulation in the entire UK.
The data collected for the rankings is provided to the HESA by the Universities.