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UEL improvements recognised in Guardian rankings

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UEL climbed to 106th place, its best Guardian ranking in recent years. The number of universities included this year means UEL has moved up six places overall on last year. Compared to the 2014 table, the University has jumped 11 places.

The improvement in rankings in some subjects is exceptional. English & Creative Writing showed the steepest ascent, up 49 places to overall 44th in the UK.

Accounting & Finance rose 29 places and is now ranked 59th. Economics jumped 25 places to 35th.  Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and Film Production & Photography climbed 23 and 20 places, taking them to 37th in their respective tables.

Psychology, reached 60th nationally, improving by 20 places. In addition the tables show that UEL is now ranked in the top half of all institutions in the UK for Media & Film Studies, English & Creative Writing, and Anatomy & Physiology.

UEL also scores highly when compared to other London universities. For example, the University’s Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism is 2nd in the capital, as is Anatomy & Physiology.

For the fourth year in a row, UEL has improved its position for spend per student. While student satisfaction continues to rise and the quality of feedback from staff has again been recognised, placing the University in the top half of the league table in this area. 

UEL’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Joughin said,

“These tables reinforce the fact that we are moving in the right direction and that we are right to focus on supporting our students and helping them to maximise their potential. The significant improvement in rankings in individual subject areas is also particularly heartening and reflects directly on the hard work invested by staff and students alike.”

“We know we have more work to do but these improvements reflect positively on both the teaching and support that we provide to our students. Investment in our students is paramount. That’s why we’re committed to continuing to recruit more staff for teaching and research. 

“We want our students to enjoy their time with us, prepare them for successful careers and ensure they continue to engage with us long after they’ve left.”

Notes to Editors

The University of East London (UEL) is a global learning community with students from over 120 countries world-wide. Our vision is to achieve recognition, both nationally and internationally, as a successful and inclusive regional university proud of its diversity, committed to new modes of learning which focus on students and enhance their employability, and renowned for our contribution to social, cultural and economic development, especially through our research and scholarship. We have a strong track-record in widening participation and working with industry.