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New UK University Rankings for Student Satisfaction
New British Higher education institution which only achieved full university status in 2012 has gained better university rankings for student satisfaction and has been rated one of the best in the UK for student experience. Harper Adams University, a British university specializing in agriculture and the rural economy, was ranked second in the UK University rankings in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. The survey of 15,000 full-time British university students put Loughborough University ranking at top of the UK university rankings table. Student Tom Vines said his Harper Adams degree had “opened up a whole different world” for him.
Times Higher Education says the UK university rankings survey, now in its 11th year, looks beyond the usual definition of the student experience, which focuses on teaching and learning, to give a wider picture reflecting “those aspects of university life that matter most to most university students”. The survey asks students to rate their university on 21 different measures ranging from quality of teaching, helpfulness of staff and course structure, to campus environment, facilities and social life, as well as the university’s ability and willingness to cater for students’ individual needs.
Best 10 UK Universities for Students Satisfaction
1: Loughborough University
2: Harper Adams University
3: University of Sheffield
4: University of Oxford
5: University of Bath
6: University of Leeds
7: University of East Anglia
8: Newcastle University
9: University of Cambridge
10: Keele University
Shropshire based Harper Adams University, which has around 3000 students, entered the UK university rankings for the first time in 2015 and ranked highly for industry connections, while large numbers of the university students confirmed they would “recommend the university to a friend”. Most of the university degrees have close ties with specialist industry, explained Mr Andrew Jones, the university’s teaching & learning director: “Importantly we also listen to our students, who tell us that they value their exposure to industry.”
University student Leonie Morphett stated that the university has “excelled in providing a professional and engaging learning environment, with enthusiastic lecturers actively involved in the industry in which they teach.” Another university student Tom Vines stated that his agriculture degree gave him an opportunity develop life-long connections and gave him a sense
of “any door is open to you”. According to Times Higher Education students satisfaction University ranking for London universities is not normally on the high end specially on student accommodation and campus atmosphere Although out of the top universities in London, Imperial College London did well in all ranking categories. University rankings students survey 2016.