22 March 2012
We are very pleased to announce that Queen Mary, University of London has been invited to become a member of the Russell Group of universities, with effect from August 2012. The invitation to join the Russell Group is an acknowledgement of Queen Mary's quality and status as a top-class research-led institution. Queen Mary will join the Russell Group alongside fellow members, the Universities of Durham, York and Exeter.
What is the Russell Group?
The Russell group is made up of leading UK universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol and other London institutions such as UCL and Kings College. Russell Group universities are committed to the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research and attract the highest quality of students from all over the world.
What does the Russell Group mean for students?
By choosing to study at a Russell Group university, you can have reassurance that you will have access to excellent teaching and top class research. As a student at Queen Mary, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and will be taught by staff who are working at the cutting centre of research in their disciplines.
Staff who are actively involved in research and teaching are up-to-date with their subjects, enthusiastic about sharing this knowledge with you and very good at explaining it. This is why Queen Mary performed so well in the 2011 National Student Survey which asks final year students to rate their university experience: we were placed first equal in London, together with UCL.
Finally, employers specifically target Russell group universities because of the calibre of these institutions’ graduates. They know that students from these universities will have developed excellent transferable skills during their degree programme. Studying at a leading Russell Group university will give you a head start in the competitive job market.