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'London Top three' accolade for ACE

students studying at UEL

Architecture at the University of East London is now ranked third in London. That’s according to the Guardian University Guide league table 2016 which listed the top 47 schools for architecture in the UK.

Carl Callaghan, Head of Architecture, was delighted with the result.

“Although the high quality of teaching is already known to our students,  being one of the top three schools in London is evidence to a wider public, students, parents and employers of the excellence of teaching and facilities here at UEL.”

The Guardian’s league table for architecture looks at how universities teach the design and creation of buildings. It also takes into account the study of the sciences, humanities and fine and applied arts.

Mr Callaghan said that ACE’s design segment of the School was a forum for the development and innovation of ideas about architecture and design.

“As leader I have been very for fortunate to have such a talented group of staff teaching and researching as well as having such imaginative and creative students,” he said.  “The position in the top three design schools in London is a recognition of the fantastic endeavours of all our staff and students.”

The Dean of ACE Hassan Abdalla was also excited at learning about his school’s achievement.

“This result is testimony to the high standard and quality of architecture students and staff at UEL,” said Professor Abdalla. “We are ecstatic to be recognised in this way as we edge closer to the number one spot! It has been a great year for the School of ACE and we continue to grow from strength to strength. Congratulations to everyone who helped make this happen.”

Nationally UEL was in 25th place in the table. But in London it came third with the Bartlett School at UCL and Kingston edging ahead in first and second spots respectively.

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.