Posted Sunday 12 September 2021
Kingston University has once again been named one of the top 50 institutions in the country in the latest Guardian University Guide league tables. The University is positioned at 45 out of 121 institutions included in the national newspaper's annual rankings, and is one of only eight London institutions in the top 50.
This year, the University topped the ranking in London for fashion and textiles and nursing and midwifery. It was placed second in the capital for architecture, social work, film production and photography, and design and crafts – which covers creative and cultural industries, graphic design, interior design, illustration, animation and product and furniture design. Sports science and journalism, publishing and public relations come in at number three in London.
Kingston features in the top 10 nationally in five subjects – with education second in the country, fashion and textiles third, nursing and midwifery sixth, design and crafts seventh and film production and photography eighth.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier said maintaining Kingston's position as one of the country's top 50 universities in the Guardian tables, given the challenges faced during the global pandemic, was a testament to the University's continued commitment to providing a supportive and stretching teaching and learning environment for its students. "We have continued this year, despite the challenges of the global pandemic across the education sector, to give our students the support and experience they need to become confident and sought after graduates ready to make a real difference in society," he said.
The Guardian's annual university guide features an overall ranking of institutions across the United Kingdom, built on 54 subject area tables. The methodology used by the newspaper is based on aspects most likely to be important to prospective students, ranging from satisfaction on courses and with teaching, to the rate of students progressing in their studies and their career prospects.
Published on the Guardian website, the tables were also released as a supplement with the 11 September print edition of the newspaper.