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Lancaster University top 10 for student satisfaction

Students in the library

10 August 2016

Lancaster University is ranked amongst the UK’s best for student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.

The University scored 91% on the overall satisfaction score, placing it firmly amongst the top 10 UK universities, excluding small and specialist Higher Education institutions.

In the individual subject areas, Finance and Accounting scored 96%. 

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.

Lancaster University's refurbished library – an ambitious project to create an outstanding learning and research facility on campus – has also proved popular with students who gave a 91% score to Learning Resources at Lancaster.

Professor Amanda Chetwynd, Provost Student Experience, said: "A university education can be life changing and we want students to have the best possible experience during their time with us. It is extremely pleasing to see that students themselves rank Lancaster among the very best universities in the country. We are particularly pleased to see that our refurbished library, designed in partnership with students, has been so popular with our student body."

Professor Sharon Huttly, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education, said: "Lancaster has established its position as a top ten university and is recognized as one of the highest quality teaching institutions in the UK. It is wonderful that our commitment to innovation and excellence in teaching is recognized by our own students and to know they rate their experience with us so highly."

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