University of St Andrews Leads League Tables
- Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
- Date lodged: Monday, 18 September 2023
- Motion reference: S6M-10477
That the Parliament congratulates the University of St Andrews on its historic achievement in coming top of both the UK’s main university rankings; notes that the university took top place in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 and The Guardian University Guide 2024; understands that this is the first time that any UK university other than Cambridge and Oxford has led both major higher education league tables in the same year; further understands that this is the fourth time in the last three years that the University of St Andrews has disrupted the long-standing Oxford and Cambridge duopoly in university rankings; believes that the University of St Andrews’ top place is a testament to the hard work and dedication of its staff and students; welcomes the university’s success in the two rankings and the contribution that the university makes to north east Fife, Scotland, and the UK, and wishes the staff and students of the university well in their continued efforts.