Principal's viewpoint

Future healthcare professionals benefit from understanding the society in which they will be working, says Professor Jenny Higham, Principal of St George’s.

As well as the scientific knowledge and clinical skills to deliver outstanding healthcare, social context and constraints are vital to understand.

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St George’s best in the country for graduate prospects again

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 has ranked St George’s best for graduate prospects in the UK, with 93.8% of our graduates moving straight into professional employment or further study.

This is the third year running that St George’s is top for graduate prospects in the Guide.This year the table also highlights that St George’s is 9th out of 132 universities for student:staff ratio with a rating of 12.4 students to each staff member. Overall, St George’s ranked at 13th in the London regional table and 80th in the 2019 guide in the table of overall university performances across the country.The Times website highlights: “Applications have risen 5% this year and with nearly 5,000 students it is one of the biggest medical schools in the UK.”Naz Hussain, Associate Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment, said: “To be consistently ranked UK’s top university for graduate prospects really underscores the university’s ability to prepare students for work. Our staff provide an immersive education with practical hands-on experience in a way that helps students stand out to employers. We are very proud of our students, who go on to make an immediate contribution to the health of our communities”.The full table is available to access online (subscription required).


St George’s registered as HE provider

St George’s has received notification from the Office for Students (OfS) that we are amongst the first institutions in the country to be successfully registered as an English HE provider with the OfS.

We are registered in the ‘approved (fee cap)’ category, which is for all providers who wish to receive direct teaching or research grant funding and requires evidence of enhanced financial sustainability. We have met all initial conditions of registration. According to the OfS website, being registered enables St George’s to: • access public grants, such as government funding for teaching or research• access student support funding (in other words, its students can get government loans)• apply for or maintain a licence to recruit international students• apply for the right to award its own degrees• apply for the right to call itself a university. In addition, our Access and Participation Plan has been approved by the Office for Students, allowing us to charge fees above the basic amount. View the OfS Register here.


From Skeletons to Robots - how technology is changing surgical training

Tuesday 17 July 2018 6pm-7.30pm

“From Skeletons to Robots” will take a closer look at how medical education has developed. 


My path to medicine: breaking down medicine’s reputation as an elitist profession

Doctors have been using Twitter to highlight that people from all types of backgrounds can go on to have successful careers in medicine, helping to breakdown its reputation as an elitist profession that is only open to those from affluent and private school backgrounds.

13 February 2018

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St George’s strongest in world for research influence

St George’s, University of London, has been ranked the best in the world for the second year running for the quality of citations for research influence in the Times Higher World University Rankings 2018.

5 September 2017

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