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Key facts

  • 5,000 students
  • 93% of students in employment or postgraduate study within six month of graduating (HESA, 2018)
  • Winner of 'Best Prospective Student Engagement' at the 2018 WhatUni? Student Choice Awards
  • 88% overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey
  • Top 10 in the UK for courses and lecturers in the 2018 WhatUni? Student Choice Awards
  • Rated 'Oustanding' by Ofsted for our Initial Teacher Training
  • 2nd safest university in London (Complete University Guide 2017)

Downloand Vision 2025 (Corporate plan)

Sporting success

Notable alumni and students

  • Sir Mo Farah (Distance Runner - 4 x Olympic gold medalist)
  • Pete Postlethwaite OBE (Oscar-nominated actor)
  • Clara Amfo (BBC Radio 1 presenter)
  • Chris Chibnall (Television writer - including Broadchurch and Doctor Who)
  • Rebecca Romero MBE (Cyclist - Olympic gold medalist)
  • Joshua Buatsi (Professional boxer - Olympic bronze medalist)
  • Tom Grennan (Musician)
  • Mohamed Sbihi MBE (Rower - Olympic gold and bronze medalist)
  • Sir Michael Wilshaw (Former head of Ofsted)
  • Joe Wicks (Fitness coach and TV presenter)
  • Lotte Clapp (Rugby Saracens Women captain and England International)
  • Paul Clement (former Reading FC, Swansea FC and Derby County FC manager)
  • Toby Gold (Wheelchair racer - Paralympic silver medalist)
  • Toby Booth (Bath Rugby first-team coach)

Many more notable athletes are alumni of our  Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre.

Images and logos

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