Newcastle University is ranked among the top institutions in the country for student experience, a new survey has revealed.
The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey has named Newcastle as top in the North East for student experience and thirteenth nationally, up seven places from last year.
Students themselves choose the 21 criteria for what they believe makes a good university experience, including factors such as quality of accommodation, sports facilities, as well as teaching quality of courses.
The University was in the top five nationally in several of the categories, including helpful and interested staff, well-structured courses, good social life and convenient facilities.
More than 13,000 full time undergraduates took part in the poll across the country.
Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning & Teaching at Newcastle University, welcomed the results:
"I am delighted that undergraduate students rate the quality of their experience so highly. This reflects the effort that everyone at the University has contributed in the last 12 months to add to the positive experiences of our students. It is clear that students value an all round experience, from teaching and learning through to accommodation and social activities, and that Newcastle University is very well placed to deliver this. We remain committed to continuous improvement in all elements of our provision.'
published on: 18th February 2011