London South Bank University has improved its league table rankings in a newly-published guide.
The annual Complete University Guide 2020 ranked the institution six places higher than it did the previous year, from 93rd to 87th.
It has risen a total of 21 places in the previous two years. Rankings factored in student satisfaction, research, entry standards, the proportion of good honours degrees awarded, graduate prospects and completion rates.
Professor David Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of LSBU said: “I am pleased that the long-term investment the University has made into improving and enhancing the career prospects, aspirations and graduate outcomes of our students is paying off.”
Professor Phoenix credited the increase in ranking to improved employability and graduate outcomes at the university.
“At LSBU we have created a dedicated, in-house careers advisory service to provide advice and guidance to our students about their career prospects,” he said.
“In 2019 we launched our new Passmore Centre for Apprenticeship which is fast becoming a one stop shop for students to meet with local employers and learn about local employment opportunities available to them.
“The University’s drive towards gaining industry recognition for the high calibre of our students, the excellence of our teaching staff as demonstrated by our TEF Silver award and the quality of the degree courses and range of apprenticeships on offer, has greatly improved our ratings and overall chances of success, both nationally and in London.”
The university, based on Borough Road, has around 18,000 students and around 1,700 members of staff.