Daily Mail University Guide: London Met excels in teaching, support and student experience

London Met featured in the top 50 institutions in the country for graduate salaries (46), and for the number of first generation university students.

Date: 14 September 2023

London Metropolitan University has made its mark in the inaugural Daily Mail University Guide, published this weekend. The University was ranked 20th in the country (fourth in London) for Student Support, 23rd for Student Experience (third in London), and 33rd for Teaching Excellence, nationally.  

Among the University's standout achievements is its student body's diversity, ranking in the top 50 institutions nationally, for both the number of students being the first in their family to attend university and for impressive graduate salaries. Overall, London Met came in at 116 of 128 institutions in the country. 

"There are lots of positives for us to take from the Mail’s University Guide,” commented Lynn Dobbs, Vice-Chancellor. It really shines a light on our relentless commitment to our students and their success, but also gives us some areas where there is still work to be done. These rankings and mentions aren't just numbers – they resonate with our ethos of championing diversity, cultivating potential, and ensuring every student at London Met feels supported and valued, and is given the skills they need to thrive in their chosen careers.” 

A growing success story 

The University’s profile in the Guide recognised some of its notable strengths, focusing on its student body: ‘London Met achieves levels of diversity and inclusion in its intake that are well beyond the reach of most other universities.’ 

The profile also referenced some of London Met’s more recent growth, citing the of the School of the Built Environment, and the introduction of Adult Nursing Courses in the University’s School of Human Sciences. The Mail’s University Guide also recognised the high-profile appointments of two new Pro Vice-Chancellors for Student Experience, Professor Nona McDuff and Professor Marcia Wilson, observing: "It [their appointment] brings into senior management two academics with lengthy track records of working in universities with diverse student populations and helping create inclusive and accessible courses." 

Elsewhere, the Daily Mail shone a spotlight on London Met's dedication to a greener future, stating, "Last year, the university announced a £150m ten-year investment programme to upgrade its campuses with a focus on sustainability. London Met aims to be a carbon net-zero institution by 2030." 

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