The School of Economics and Finance is now 18th in the Times Good University Guide rankings, up 15 places from last year.
The School is ranked 3rd in London, and came top in London for student satisfaction with courses, scoring 84%.
George Kapetanios, Head of School, said: "We are very pleased with these figures, which are a result of the hard work we have been putting in. This builds on our 2011 National Student Survey achievement and confirms our position as a leading School in the UK."
The new Guardian university rankings, out in May 2012, reveal that the School of Economics and Finance has shot up 5 places to rank 18th nationally, and 4th in London.
The School performed particularly well in student satisfaction with courses at 93% and satisfaction with teaching at 84%, placing us top in these categories out of the University of London institutions.
This year's Peston Lecture, given by Dr Richard Lipsey in the College's new Arts 2 building, is now available to watch online at http://ess.q-review.qmul.ac.uk:8080/ess/echo/presentation/c2b327b2-ae02-4fc8-8864-eaad647a44b6
The topic of the lecture is 'Policy Implications of Alternative Economic Paradigms: Some Surprises from Endogenous Technological Changes'.
The School is pleased to announce that Queen Mary will be part of the Russell Group from August 2012. The Russell Group is a group of 20, soon to be 24, research-intensive universities in the UK, committed to maintaining the best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.
Professor Simon Gaskell, Principal of Queen Mary, said: “We are delighted to accept the invitation to join the Group."
The computer lab in W307 now hosts 10 Bloomberg terminals for exclusive use by the School’s students. Bloomberg is one of the market leaders in providing business, economics and financial data to decision makers and the terminals give you access to the full Bloomberg set of financial and economics data.
Professor Martin Weale, prominent member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee and Visiting Professor within the School has delivered two very interesting talks on the UK monetary policy and on quantitative easing to all our postgraduate and undergraduate students.
Students will have the opportunity of engaging again with Martin in the second semester when he will be moderating a students-led debate on the Euro crisis. More details of the event will be circulated soon. Keep checking your email!
Would you like to know what careers are available to graduates in Economics and Finance? Would you like to know what careers best fit your own skills? The School of Economics and Finance has created an online database that allows you to browse through a large number of careers available to graduates in economics and finance in industries such as banking, finance, law and the public sector. The database has been put together with the invaluable help of two current students: Shweta Upadhyaya and Igor Tkachuk!