About us

Facts and achievements

student award-winner

Guardian University Guide

​​We are the best modern university in London and the number 1 increase in the UK - up 38 places to 58 - in the Guardian's University Guide 2018

Other achievements  

  • We are one of the top 100 universities in the UK and one of the top 15 in London.**
  • 96% of our graduates are in employment within six months of graduating.*
  • We are the top modern university in London for graduate employment. 
  • Our graduates have higher average starting salaries than graduates of any other modern university in London.**
  • We provide a high quality career-focussed student experience connected to the world of work, underpinned by work placements.
  • We are the fourth best university in the UK for proportion of mature students**
  • Climbed 26 places in The Complete University Guide 2018 - the biggest in the UK
  • 2nd best university in the UK for spending on facilities
  • We are a  Top 50 university in the UK for student satisfaction.

National Student Survey results, 2016

We are the number one University in London for student satisfaction. We also achieved:

  • Best University in London for satisfaction with the Students’ Union
  • Best annual increase in Overall Satisfaction among London Universities
  • Best in the UK for overall satisfaction in Civil Engineering courses
  • Best in the UK for overall satisfaction in Building courses
  • Nine of our courses have 100% for overall satisfaction


  • We invested over £50 million in a new campus with modern facilities to improve students’ learning and social experience. Our new campus, located in Ealing, opened in September 2015.
  • New facilities include a social space in the heart of campus, performance space with seating capacity of over 220, Blast Radio studio for the student radio station, new catering facilities, a new library and a new mock court room.

Awards and achievements


  • London College of Music has an ongoing partnership with the English Chamber Orchestra.
  • The School of Computing and Engineering has one of the first higher education partnerships in the UK with Amazon Web Services. 


Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter John speaks to London Live about our jump in the The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 league tables.

* These are the latest figures according to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA in 2016.
** According to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.