THE University of West London at Ealing is named University of the Year for Social Inclusion in the first-ever Daily Mail University Guide.   

The award recognises UWL’s success in improving career prospects and life chances for its high number of students from under-privileged backgrounds. 

Alastair McCall, Editor of the Daily Mail University Guide, said: “This is a university that doesn’t merely pay lip service to social inclusion. It delivers it with every new intake, offering opportunities that many simply would not get elsewhere.” 

More than 60% of UWL students are the first in their immediate family to go to university.

All bar two per cent are from non-selective state schools. Nearly two-thirds come from ethnic minorities. Half come from areas of multiple deprivation and many from the immediate area. 

The guide will be published this Sunday (10), available online at and in a supplement published with the Mail On Sunday.