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UEL rises in Guardian University Guide league table to crown remarkable year 

UEL has risen in almost all major higher education rankings in past year

The University of East London (UEL) has maintained its upward trajectory in the national higher education rankings after climbing eight places in the Guardian University Guide league table, which was published today.

The Guardian Guide is just the latest in a series of UK university league tables that has shown substantial gains for UEL in the past year.

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

In March, 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’ university experience. 

And last month UEL was one of the UK’s biggest climbers in the 2018 Complete University Guide league table. Its rise of 13 places was the second largest improvement by a university in London and the fifth largest rise across the whole of the country.

Professor John J. Joughin, the UEL Vice-Chancellor, said, “This has been a fantastic year for UEL, with nearly all of the major national rankings showing a substantial improvement across a range of indicators.

“This is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, which has been recognised by our best ever scores for student satisfaction. 

“Our climb in the rankings shows that the investments we have been making in facilities and staff to deliver the best possible outcomes for our students are now bearing fruit.”

The Guardian Guide ranks universities according to: spending per student; student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; entry tariffs; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses based on results from the annual National Student Survey.