Top 10 in 2016 National Student Survey for overall satisfaction

Students taking part in the 2015 survey gave Lancaster a 95% 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.

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% 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 amongst the top 10 universities overall in the UK, coming 7th in the Complete University Guide 2020 and 9th in the Guardian 2019. The University also ranked amongst the UK top 5 for employment, according to the Daily Telegraph in 2015, with 97% of graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduation.