UK Best Universities 2018
Cambridge University has been named the best in the UK for student satisfaction and employment prospects, beating its Oxford counterpart.
The Complete University Guide 2018 shows an improving picture for students looking to apply for courses next year.
Experts devising the annual league table said there was evidence of a more positive graduate employment forecast and increased spending by universities on student facilities and services.
Cambridge holds on to first place for the seventh year in a row, with Oxford University in second place for the fourth.
Authors behind the rankings noted the institution as having the highest entry standards of all universities, and a top score for "research intensity" showing that nearly all staff are active in research.