Birmingham City University ranked fourth among all English universities in the 2022 English Language Social Mobility Index, up from 13th place last year.
The new league table highlights the University’s commitment to transforming the lives of our students, as the University of Birmingham.
The ranking, published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), assesses the social mobility impact of different higher education institutions across England and is partly based on a similar ranking used to assess institutions in the States. -United.
The methodology behind the league table compares the contribution of higher education providers in England to social mobility by combining “the social distance traveled by graduates of an institution with the number of graduates so transported”.
The index weights were for ‘access’ and ‘outcome stages’, while this year graduate outcome data was added as a component, with the access weight increased to balance the model.
HEPI Director Nick Hillman said: “Unlike many other rankings, there is great diversity, as the top 10 includes two former polytechnics (BCU and Wolverhampton), three Russell Group institutions (Queen Mary University of London, Kings College London and London School of Economics) and four former colleges of advanced technology (Bradford, Aston, City and Salford, and one institution which became a full university less than ten years ago (Newman). this confirms that our higher education sector has the strength of scope.