Welcome to City Magazine
The last 12 months have witnessed extraordinary developments at City University London.
In a period of increasingly challenging competition in the higher education sector, City has more than doubled the proportion of its academic staff undertaking world-leading or internationally excellent research. This is hugely important for the Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions and determines indirectly a significant percentage of the University's income.
In the meantime, continued investment in the estate now provides facilities of which students and staff can be proud. At the start of the 2013/14 academic year, new and returning students were greeted by a rejuvenated campus at Northampton Square with state-of-the art facilities and brand new premises at 200 Aldersgate for Cass Business School Executive Education.
There have been significant improvements to premises for The City Law School and the School of Health Sciences. In addition, there has been a transformation of facilities for Engineering including the reconfiguration of the lower floor of the Tait Building and installation of a new wind tunnel. In early 2015 we are due to open CitySport on the site of the old Saddlers Sports Centre, offering an outstanding new service for students and the local community.
2013/14 also saw more scholarships, bursaries and prizes awarded to students than ever before; an indication of the increasing support offered by our alumni and friends and for which we are extremely grateful.
Our investment in academic excellence and our estate, together with support from our alumni community, is helping to ensure that our students benefit from an outstanding experience while at City. This is demonstrated by the University's performance in the National Student Survey, in which rates of satisfaction with City among our students showed the highest percentage increase in England, something about which we are particularly proud.
You can discover more about some of our outstanding research, developments to the estate and what life is like at City for current students in this year's edition of City Magazine. We shall also continue our two bi-monthly e-newsletters aimed at keeping you up-to-date on developments and events, to which you will be very warmly welcomed. We are very keen to keep in touch with our former students and are truly grateful for the help we receive, all of which helps to benefit current and future students.
I hope you enjoy reading this magazine and that its contents encourage you to come back soon to see how the University has progressed since your time here.
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