16-place rise for Greenwich


The University of Greenwich has risen 16 places in the new Sunday Times Good University Guide.

It is now ranked at 84 nationally and in 14th place in London, up two places on last year.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Maguire, said: "These results continue a successful year for the university. We have already risen 13 places in the Complete University Guide and continue to see our research and teaching recognised.

"It is especially pleasing to see student satisfaction scoring so highly. We are committed to excellence in everything we do. We must build on these successes to provide the best possible environment for our students to thrive in."

Student satisfaction with both teaching quality and the student experience has risen further this year. Teaching quality is up to 66th from 82 last year with student experience rising to 65 from 89.

The university continues to score well in the Guide's social inclusion tables, taking more than half of undergraduates from ethnic minorities. A similar proportion are the first in a household to come to university.

There was also praise for the university's commitment to teaching and learning. It says the aim is "to produce graduates who not only have good academic knowledge but also the skills sought by employers such as a high level of digital literacy, familiarity with new technology and expertise in social media".

The results follow Greenwich's rise to 14th in the People & Planet green league, and a top 8% position globally by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). Greenwich also made the Times Higher Education's top 100 for international outlook this month.