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Reputation and Impact

Our industry-informed teaching, impactful global research and welcoming student experience make us an award-winning university. 

Global research

Excellent student experience and outcomes

We are a Top 6 UK university (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2024) with a reputation for taking our students on a transformative journey towards their ideal career. We were proud to be awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2023 and to be named a Top 2 UK University for course quality in the UniCompare Rankings 2025.

Our global campuses have an international reputation for excellence, from our 5-star rating for world-class standard of education in Dubai to leading the way as the first UK campus university in Mauritius, the gateway to Africa.

Research with regional and global impact

Our international community of academics take on the biggest challenges today like sustainability, social justice and mental health. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, our Business and Management Research team was Number 1 in the UK for world leading societal impact. Overall REF 2021 showed that our research keeps growing in overall quality and impact.

Partnerships with industry and society

We work with over 1000 industry partners to find fairer and more sustainable ways to do business and support communities. We have been recognised as one of the Top 400 universities globally for advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (THE Impact Rankings 2023) and our commitment to a brighter future.

Equality, diversity and inclusion at our heart

We are proud to be recognised for our inclusive environment. Our achievements include a Gold Award and being included in the Top 100 LGBTQ+ inclusive employers list in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2023, as well as a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award and the Athena Swan Bronze Award for gender equality. We are committed to working even harder towards equality.

Our impact
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Investigating nanoplastics in tampons

Our biomedical researchers have raised awareness of the health and environmental impact of tampons by investigating how nanoplastics are introduced into the body, helping consumers to make better decisions.

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Improving career progression for BAME doctors

We uncovered the barriers to career progression for Black and Minority Ethnic doctors in the NHS in research from our Business School and made detailed, evidence-based recommendations for improve recruitment and retention of talent. 

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Helping young people into screen industries 

As leaders in the Creative Campus Network and the Mayor of London’s Creative Skills academy, we are helping thousands of young people into the screen industries - including many from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds. 

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Reimagining north London neighbourhoods

The KilburnLab initiative, driven by our School of Arts, is reimagining disused community spaces to improve the north London neighbourhood through 44 major projects by our creative students

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Talking about sustainability in Dubai 

Ahead of hosting the UN Climate Change Conference COP28, our Dubai campus organised For the Love of the Planet to find student-driven solutions to the issues of sustainable fashion, food sustainability and the circular economy.  

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Supporting young students during the pandemic

Our Digital Campus programme engaged underrepresented students from 11 to 14 with online learning during the global pandemic, and won us the 2022 WhatUni Student Choice Award for Outreach and Widening Participation. 

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Teaching excellence

Silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023 Award for very high-quality student experience and student outcomes


Business and entrepreneurship

Top 20 UK university for business leaders in Novuna Business Cash Flow study 2023


Research excellence

Our Business and Management research is number 1 in the UK for world leading societal impact in Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021


Industry and professional links

We collaborate with +1000 industry and employer partners on education and research


Impact on global challenges

Top 400 global university advancing United Nations’ Sustainable Developments Goals in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

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