12 August 2016
Lancaster Medical School is one of the UK's top ten performers for training doctors in this year's National Student Survey.

Students taking part in the survey gave Lancaster a 95 per cent overall satisfaction rating in the category for Medicine and Dentistry.

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.

Students at Lancaster Medical School felt their course had helped to develop key skills with 100 per cent saying their communication skills had improved.

Dr Colin Melville, Head of Lancaster Medical School, said: “This result is a tribute to the enthusiasm of our students, and the dedication of our academic staff and the various NHS partners who support the learning, and we are continually looking at ways to improve the student experience for future years.”

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

Lancaster is ranked overall amongst the top 10 universities overall in the UK, coming 9th in the Complete University Guide and 8th in the Guardian.