University of West London leaps 27 places in The Complete University Guide 2018 to No. 79 – the biggest rise in the UK
The University of West London (UWL) has achieved the biggest rise of any UK higher education institution in The Complete University Guide 2018, climbing 27 places to 79th position in the independent national league table of universities released today.
UWL achieved increased scores across a range of quality measures including student satisfaction, graduate prospects, percentage of graduates awarded a First or 2:1 grade, degree completion, spending on academic services and facilities spend – the latter being the second highest spend in the UK.
University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter John, said: ‘Recording the biggest rise in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2018 rankings is another excellent achievement for the University. It is testament to our ambitious and well executed strategic plan which is underpinned by investment in infrastructure, academic staff and our curriculum, all of which is reflected positively in the quality of our teaching.
‘We already have the best graduate employment in London and we are in the top quartile for salaries of graduates entering full-time employment in the UK. This latest outstanding performance confirms the excellent progress the University of West London continues to make in delivering high quality, career focused education programmes which transform the lives of our students.’
The University of West London has recently invested more than £120m across three campus sites located in Ealing, Brentford and Reading. These latest results in The Complete University Guide build upon the University’s strong performance in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in which UWL climbed an unprecedented 37 places.
UWL’s strong performance has also been recently recognised elsewhere in the higher education sector, with two nominations in the prestigious Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 (THELMAs), in the categories of ‘Outstanding Leadership and Management Team’ and ‘Outstanding Strategic Planning Team’.