A new report has ranked Middlesex University as one of the best universities in the country for boosting social mobility.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies in partnership with the Sutton Trust and Department for Education has ranked MDX 11th in England and its computing courses 9th for intergenerational mobility.
Their social mobility report, the first of its kind, rates each university, subject and course in England and assesses them for access and success. Its launch coincides with the Department for Education announcing new plans for universities to work within their communities to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and drive up education standards.
"Partnership and co-leadership with our students, students' union, schools, colleges and employers are fundamental to tackling social mobility." Professor Nic Beech, Vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University
Middlesex is proud to be one of the most diverse universities in the country.
It is made up of 20,300 students from 165 nationalities based on its London campus, 88% of undergraduate UK/EU students fall within at least one widening participation category, 40%of students were eligible for free schools meals (second-highest of any UK university) and 66% of MDX undergraduate students are classified as BAME.
Innovative teaching programmes, such as degree apprenticeships, aim to transform the life options of MDX students and enable them to reach their full potential.
Middlesex’s new ambitious 10 year strategy has a shared purpose of creating knowledge and putting it into action with diversity and inclusion at his core.
The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nic Beech said: “Our priorities are to provide transformative education; to create knowledge that impacts on global challenges; and to develop an action-oriented, high-performing learning culture.
“Partnership and co-leadership with our students, students’ union, schools, colleges and employers are fundamental to tackling social mobility and making a lasting difference to the life chances of our community and tackle inequality in wider society.”