St Mary’s Rises to Highest Ever Position in Sunday Times Good University Guide
St Mary’s University, Twickenham has scored its highest ever position in the Sunday Times Good University Guide.
The annual ranking of universities, which is published on Sunday 23rd September, has ranked St Mary’s 12th in London and 77th nationally, a rise of 22 places from the table published in 2017.
This is the fourth consecutive major ranking in which the University has seen significant growth; it jumped up 25 places in the Guardian University Guide, 17 places in the Complete University Guide and was recognised as a notable climber, and 17 places in last year’s Good University Guide.
The Sunday Times Good University Guide noted the University’s “impressive student satisfaction rating” as one of the key reasons for its increase in the rankings, describing it as “the best in London by a distance”.
Data released from the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) saw overall student satisfaction at St Mary’s University, Twickenham rise to 88%, the highest rated amongst institutions with university-status in London, and in the top 20 nationally. The Good University Guide found that the NSS ranked St Mary’s ranked as no 1 in London for Student Experience and Teaching Excellence.
Speaking of the University’s performance in the ranking St Mary’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Francis Campbell said, “It is fantastic to see for the second year in a row that St Mary’s has made significant progress in the Good University Guide. At St Mary’s, we put the student experience at the heart of all we do. Our outstanding student satisfaction scores and performance in the league tables are a clear endorsement of the dedication and professionalism of all our staff, who ensure the best outcomes for all our students.”