Academic Excellence and Business and the Professions
City prides itself on its innovative approach to education. Our commitment to, and passion for, academic excellence ranks us 6th out of London universities (The Complete University Guide 2017). Our courses are enriched by the research of our academic staff. 75.7% of City's submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) was rated as being of world leading 4* (23.3%) and internationally excellent 3* (52.4%) quality.
Our concurrent focus on business and the professions provides our students with opportunities for direct interaction with future employers and makes our courses relevant, exciting and topical. Many have innovative modes of study involving placement opportunities and engagement with high-profile visiting lecturers from the professions. This complements the academic expertise offered at City.
High Quality Learning
Our approach aims to support students in becoming professional, analytical and enquiring graduates who can play a substantial role in their professional environment.
To support learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, we have recently established an integrated learning environment that combines physical and virtual learning spaces. This is used to support students in their studies, supplementing lectures and seminars with high quality online material. The department for Learning Enhancement and Development supports our staff in creating new and responsive learning opportunities to lead our courses into the future.
As the highest academic body, Senate is responsible for City's academic policies and regulations. This framework aims to support high quality learning and the maintenance of academic standards that underpins our degree-awarding powers. This function is supported by the Academic Development Unit.
The success of our courses is dependent on effective engagement and communication between students and staff. We are number one in London for student satisfaction according to the The Complete University Guide 2017. City is the only London institution to be placed within the top 20 for student satisfaction.
In conjunction with the Students' Union, a key priority for City is listening to the views of our students, discussing what we do well and understanding where we could make improvements. This interaction is a highly visible part life at City and feedback from students is a core part of how we determine the direction of our education.
We are the 53rd most international university in the world (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2016).