Lancaster University top 10 for student satisfaction

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Lancaster University is ranked amongst the UK’s best for student satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey.


The University scored 91% on the overall satisfaction score placing it firmly amongst the top 10 UK universities, excluding small specialist Higher Education institutions. According to Times Higher Education, Lancaster ranks third for student satisfaction amongst the universities listed in their world rankings.

The National Student Survey is published every year and measures the satisfaction of students at Higher Education institutions across the UK. Final year students are asked about teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development and overall satisfaction.

The top scoring subject area for overall satisfaction at Lancaster was Sociology, Social Policy and Anthropology which scored 100%. Close behind were: Other Subjects Allied to Medicine on 98% and Medicine and Dentistry, Physical Geography, Linguistics and Environmental Science on 97%. Finance and Accounting and History and Archaeology scored 96%.

Professor Amanda Chetwynd, Provost Student Experience, said: “We listen very carefully to what our students need and we always work closely with them to ensure that their time here is the best it can possibly be. These results confirm that Lancaster is an excellent place to study.”

Professor Sharon Huttly, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education, said: “We are committed to innovation and excellence in teaching and are delighted that our students have rated their experience so highly. These results establish Lancaster as one of the highest quality teaching institutions in the UK.”

Lancaster is ranked overall amongst the top 10 universities in the UK, coming 9th in the Complete University Guide and 10th in the Guardian. The University also ranks amongst the UK top 5 for employment, according to the Daily Telegraph, with 97% of graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduation.