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City is number one in London for student satisfaction

The latest league table places City among the top 40 universities in the UK and in the top 10 for student satisfaction

by Nicola Ranson (Communications Officer)

City University London has been ranked 40th in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2017. The league table, published this week, has also The Complete University Guideplaced the University in first place in London and in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction.

City is the only London institution to be placed within the top 20 for student satisfaction. This significant result comes after City received its highest ever student satisfaction score in the 2015 National Student Survey.

The guide publishes separate subject-based tables and City has featured in the top 10 in the UK for three areas: Ophthalmics (Optometry) which rose one place to 7th; Aural and Oral Sciences (Speech and Language Therapy; Language and Communication Sciences (non-clinical) and Speech and Language Science) which climbed three places to 10th; and Communication and Media Studies (Journalism and Media Communication and Sociology) which improved six places to 9th.

Many of City’s other subjects moved up the rankings, with Nursing showing the greatest increase of 24 places, to 25th position. Other increases included Civil Engineering, which rose 10 places to 30th; and Sociology, which climbed eight places to 39th position.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Paul Curran said: “This is an outstanding result and is a strong endorsement of City’s standing in the UK.”

Over the past three years we have increased the satisfaction of our students by more than any other university in the country thanks to significant effort and investment. We have doubled the proportion of our academic staff producing world-leading and internationally excellent research, modernised our campus and improved our infrastructure. I am delighted that our investments are bearing fruit and are being reflected in national rankings such as these.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Paul Curran

The Complete University Guide is released annually and measures the performance of 127 institutions across the country. The rankings take into consideration ten factors including research quality, graduate prospects and student satisfaction.

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The Complete University Guide is an independent league table that ranks UK universities overall and by subject.

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