London Met ranks sixth in UK for teaching quality in new Good Uni Guide

Overall, the University climbed 25 places in the Times and Sunday Times league table, with teaching quality and student experience shown to be of a particularly high standard.

Date: 17 September 2021

London Met has climbed 25 places in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, which was published today. 

The University is now ranked 100th nationally in the league table, up from 125th place last year. In addition, the University placed 6th nationally for teaching quality, 8th for spend on student services and facilities, 17th for student experience, and 29th for social inclusion.

This success comes in part due to the well-above average student satisfaction scores London Met achieved in the most recent National Student Survey (NSS), which saw 80% of students express satisfaction with the University - higher than almost all Russell Group institutions. 

As the Times and Sunday Times note, "London Metropolitan University has outdone all but four universities in its Covid response as seen through students’ eyes, according to our analysis comparing National Student Survey scores in 2020 and 2021.

"Satisfaction with teaching quality improved year-on-year, a rare feat on disgruntled British campuses in a difficult period. These positive outcomes have lifted London Met 25 places to reach its highest-ever position in our overall academic rankings. 

"Within a week of the first lockdown, teaching had moved online and London Met noted that student engagement was extremely positive throughout the enforced period of remote learning."