University of chester russell group

University of chester russell group

The Russell Group is a self-selected association of twenty-four public research universities in the United Kingdom. The group is headquartered in London and was established in 1994 to represent its members’ interests, principally to government and parliament; nineteen smaller British research universities formed the 1994 Group in response, which has since dissolved. In 2010, Russell Group members received approximately two-thirds of all university research grant and contract income in the United Kingdom.[1] The group is widely perceived as representing the best universities in the country.[2]

What is the Russell Group?

The Russell Group universities represent 24 of the UK’s top higher education institutions and promote excellent teaching and research. You’ll find them all at the top of the UK rankings, as well as some global league tables.

The group was founded in 1994 by the universities themselves, and originally there were 17. The main reason for getting together was to petition the government to make decisions in the interests of member universities on issues such as funding and research. The group got its name from the Russell Hotel in London, where they used to meet.

University of chester russell group

Who are the Russell Group Universities?

Today, there are 24 universities in the group. Here is a list of the individual Russell Group universities:

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • Cardiff University
  • Durham University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College London
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Liverpool
  • LSE (London School of Economics & Political Science)
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • UCL (University College London)
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York

Russell Group university rankings for 2016

The Guardian have an interactive guide to university rankings (also known as league tables), so you can filter by the region where you want to go to university and the subject you want to study.