London Met surges in Guardian league tables

High scores in student satisfaction, value added and spend-per-student contributed to London Met rising 31 places in the league table.

Date: 14 September 2021

London Met has moved up 31 places in the Guardian university league tables, now placing 87th in the UK higher education sector. 

This increase came in part due to the outstanding results the University showed in student satisfaction, with 80% of students expressing satisfaction with their course; 83% satisfaction with teaching quality; and 77% satisfaction with assessment and feedback. 

The significant value a London Met degree adds to its students was also highlighted, with the University placing 36th out of 122 universities in the league table’s ‘value added’ score; in addition to an above average rating in the spend-per-student category, reflecting the investment the University makes in its students. 

Several courses saw major success in the subject tables, with Fashion and Textiles ranked fourth in the country; while Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations moved up 19 places to rank 13th overall, ahead of several Russell Group institutions.

In addition, Biosciences moved up 28 places to rank 26th in the country; Computer Science and Information Technology courses moved up 41 places to rank 63rd; and Business Management and Marketing courses moved up 29 places to rank 90th.

Professor Lynn Dobbs, Vice Chancellor of London Met said, "Everything we do at London Met, we do with students in mind. In recent years, we’ve made huge investments in the student experience at our university and to ensure we add real value to the lives and future prospects of our students. We’re glad that our hard work has been reflected by the incredible rise we’ve seen in the Guardian league tables. 

"There are some outstanding results for individual courses, with such high scores achieved through the passion and commitment of our staff. Their work is transformative, and I would like to thank all our staff for the dedication they show our students. 

"This year has been harder for students than most. Through the difficult circumstances of the pandemic, our students have shown strength, determination and care for one another. I’m so proud of you all."

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