With September around the corner many universities will be getting ready to welcome a whole new cohort of students.

Although going to university is an exciting and nervous time for many new students, coronavirus restrictions could leave students feeling even more unsure on where will offer the best experience.

As part of their yearly rankings, University Compare has ranked UK universities using reviews from current and past students. 

The reviewers rate the categories: accommodation, course quality, graduate careers, and student social life — they also ask students if they would recommend their university to a friend.

We looked at how universities in Merseyside and Cheshire ranked overall in the University Compare league table and how this compared to last year.

Liverpool John Moores

Coming in 9th place, Liverpool John Moores was the highest scoring university out the lot.

The university scored 97% out of 100, with 94% recommending to a friend.

Course quality scored 4.22 out of five and graduate careers 4.05 out of five.

University social life came up highest with students rating it 4.54 out of five alongside accommodation which scored 4.04.

University of Liverpool

Dropping seven places from last year, University of Liverpool was ranked in 11th place with a score of 94%.

Results showed that 95% of students would recommend their university to someone they know.

Students voted accommodation and graduate careers the lowest with accommodation scoring 4.02 out of five and careers 4.11.

The higher scoring elements of the university was the course quality at 4.25 and social life at 4.60.

Edge Hill

Edge Hill climbed 40 places in the league table this year ranking in 20th place.

This university scored 97% out of 100 and 96% of students said they would recommend.

Edge Hill scored the highest for its course quality with 4.28 out of five.

Social life scored the lowest out of all the universities with 3.69 out of five.

Graduate careers came in at 4.02 out of five and accommodation 4.20.

Edge Hill climbed the most places out of all the universities.

University of Chester

Chester scored lowest out of the four universities with 93% ranking it in 71st place.

However, despite the drop of 45 places down the league table, 93% of students said they would recommend to a friend.

Course quality was voted the highest by students at 4.35 out of five followed by graduate careers at 4.06.

Accommodation followed closely with a score of 3.95 and social life at 3.97.

To find out more and to visit the league table click here.