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UEL among UK’s biggest climbers in Complete University Guide league table


Only four other universities in the UK recorded bigger rises as UEL climbs 13 places in newly published table

The University of East London (UEL) is one of the biggest climbers in the UK in the latest Complete University Guide league table, continuing the University’s upward trajectory in other recent higher education rankings.

The Guide's league table for 2018, which is published today, reveals a rise of 13 places for UEL – the second largest improvement by a university in London and the fifth largest rise by any university across the whole of the country.

A spokesperson for the Guide said UEL was one of the major climbers nationwide “courtesy of its significantly increased scores for student satisfaction, academic services spend and facilities spend”.

UEL’s elevation confirms its strong showing in other national surveys published in the last year.

The University was the fifth most improved higher education institution in the UK in the 2016 National Student Survey last summer, jumping a huge 37 places in the national league table. 

And last month UEL recorded a ten-place rise in the Student Experience league table – a nationwide survey carried out by the Times Higher Education Supplement to assess the quality of students’ all-round university experience. 

Professor John J. Joughin, the UEL Vice-Chancellor, said, “I am absolutely delighted that UEL is one of the country’s most improved universities in the new Complete University Guide table. A rise of 13 places is absolutely fantastic. 

“Coming after similarly impressive improvements in other nationwide surveys in recent months, this provides real proof that we are heading in the right direction in delivering high-quality courses that prepare our students for graduate-level employment or further study.

“It is particularly gratifying to be recognised for the investments we have made in our academic offering and our facilities, while our improved score for student satisfaction is the best news of all.”

The 2018 Complete University Guide ranked 129 higher education institutions across the UK based on ten measures: student satisfaction; research quality; research intensity; entry standards, student-staff ratio; spending on academic services; spending on student facilities; good honours degrees; graduate prospects; and completion.