The University of West London is celebrating a rise in the rankings in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
UWL is now in 56th place nationally, confirming its status as the top modern university in London and 8th modern university in the UK.
The news represents a leap of 28 places on last year, surging 65 places over the last two years. The university scored first place in London for Teaching Quality and Student Experience. It improved its position in 7 out of 8 metrics for which there is new data this year.
Professor Peter John, UWL Vice Chancellor said: “This is a truly stunning rise recorded in one of the most respected national university league tables. I am absolutely delighted with today’s news, which clearly underlines that UWL is a university on the move. Last year’s outcome was spectacular, and we have not only consolidated that performance but climbed even higher, and we now sit in the top half of UK universities.
“Underpinning this outcome is our excellent performance in the National Student Survey 2017, where our students recorded some of the highest rates of satisfaction for teaching quality and student experience of any university in London, recognising our innovative teaching and commitment to putting our students at the heart of everything we do.”
“We are delivering these spectacular outcomes with one of the most diverse student populations in the country. We have an exemplary record in extending the reach of higher education to traditionally under-represented groups, and with one of the highest proportions of state school educated students in the UK”.
Brunel Universtity London fell from 54th to 59th, while Imperial College London rose from fourth to fifth.