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QMUL and SEF Social Mobility Achievements


Queen Mary University of London has been named England's best university for social mobility in a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in collaboration with the Sutton Trust and the Department of Education. Among the universities in the report, Queen Mary has the highest mobility rate, at 6.8%, based on a combination of student background and graduation success. It should also be noted Queen Mary is the only Russell Group institution represented in the top 10 universities for social mobility. The news has been celebrated widely by QMUL, especially on social media, and rightly so.

The detailed report ranks Economics at SEF as the top for social mobility in economics in England, top for social mobility in non-STEM/Nursing courses in England, and 4th most socially mobile course in England (it is the 3rd most socially mobile course at Queen Mary after Computing and Maths)

This achievement is an outcome of a collective effort made by all of us to aspire to the the founders’ vision of opening the doors of opportunity. Well done everyone at SEF and at Queen Mary University.

Read the full QM News.



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