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

Physical Geography students are 100% overall satisfied with their degree according to the latest National Student Survey scores.  Other high ranking departments include Human and Social Geography with 97% overall satisfaction and Maths with 95%.

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.

The Faculty also scored highly in the intellectually stimulating category, with Biology and other related sciences 95%, Mechanical Engineering 95%, Physics 94%, Psychology 93%, and Electronic and Electrical Engineering 93%.

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.

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 recognised 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.