St Mary’s University, Twickenham has climbed 16 places to sit in its highest ever position in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, ranking 51st nationally, out of 135 institutions.
The guide also recognises the University’s efforts to provide a great experience for its students, and inspiring and supportive teaching, as St Mary’s is placed within the top ten universities nationally, and in the top two universities in London, for both teaching quality and the wider student experience.
St Mary’s Vice-Chancellor Anthony McClaran welcomed the news:
“We are delighted that the efforts of our university community have been recognised. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students that St Mary’s has risen in the rankings of the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
In creating an academic institution where everyone is welcomed and valued, and maintaining a keen focus on delivering an enriching and fulfilling experience for our students, we are developing individuals with the confidence to make a positive impact in society.”
St Mary’s Provost Prof Symeon Dagkas added:
“We were founded as a teaching institution; teaching remains in our DNA. Our students learn from experts who are passionate about their subjects, and those experts in turn offer the support needed to help students flourish.
We are pleased this has been recognised by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, with St Mary’s sitting fifth in the entire country for teaching quality.”
The annual ranking, which looks at how universities perform across range of key performance indicators including teaching excellence, graduate outcomes, research output, and student experience, saw St Mary’s rank 51 nationally, an improvement from 67th place last year.
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, published this weekend in The Sunday Times (September 18), provides a definitive ranking for UK universities. The academic league table is made up of eight indicators, including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, and degree completion rates.