UEL Architecture ranked second in London and 11th in country by Guardian University Guide
Another accolade for UEL's award-winning Architecture department
The quality of the University of East London’s architecture department has been recognised by the Guardian University Guide. The prestigious guide to UK higher education has ranked the University second best for architecture in London and 11th best in the country in its 2017 league table, which was published today (May 23).
The statistics represent a rise from the third place to second London and a significant climb of 15 places in the national standings.
It is just the latest accolade for the department, which is part of UEL’s School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.
In the 2015 National Student Survey, UEL students gave architecture a 98 per cent ‘overall satisfaction’ rating, which was the highest score in London.
Two UEL architecture lecturers were also part of the design collective that won the Turner Prize 2015 - the UK's most prestigious visual arts award.
Carl Callaghan, Head of Architecture at UEL, commented, “We are delighted to be recognised by the Guardian as second best in London for architecture.
“This improvement is due to the success of our students and excellent teaching by staff in architecture and design.
“Our recent leavers are also excelling. We are thrilled that Ruth McIntyre, who graduated from UEL in 2014, has recently won Best Young Woman Architect at The European Women In Construction & Engineering Awards.
“We are also very indebted to the outstanding contribution made to the School by the Sto Foundation, who sponsored out international lecture series, and to national and international practitioners who contribute to the teaching, reviews and lecture series.”
The School offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including part one and part two Architecture, which carry Royal Institute for British Architecture (RIBA) and Architects Registration Board recognition. Other courses include landscape architecture and architectural design technology.