The University of West London has made the shortlist in the category of ‘University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2018 – the only post-1992 and London-based University to be shortlisted.
The awards have a great reputation, and the University says to be shortlisted in this category is “a wonderful achievement”. Judges take into account research, teaching, access and business performance, but in particular they are looking for evidence of imaginative and innovative initiatives that have advanced the University’s reputation in the 2016-17 academic year.
Professor Peter John, UWL Vice-Chancellor, said: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious award and particularly proud of being the only university in London to be nominated.
“Investment in our curriculum, academic staff and facilities provides an outstanding learning experience for our students. The fact that 98% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of collecting their degrees attests to our commitment to achieving the best outcomes possible for our students.
“Our new strategic plan Achievement 2018-2023 will further support the University’s mission to widen participation in higher education, so that as many people as possible may reap its benefits.”