Top of the class! University of Chichester leads national rankings for student experience

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The University of Chichester has been named as one of the best in the country for its student experience, according to a national league table.

Results of the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience survey ranked it in the top 10 of all UK universities.

The study questioned more than 20,000 students across the country on 22 aspects of university life including teaching quality, facilities, accommodation, and social life.

The University of Chichester, which moved up to tenth from its 25th position in 2016, also ranked in the top three for security as well as for student welfare, and fifth for academic experience.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Longmore said: “It is very pleasing to see our outstanding performance in student experience so clearly reflected in the Times Higher Education.

“Ensuring our students get the best experience possible while studying here is crucial to us and we must also acknowledge the key role that our high-quality staff have played in achieving this result.”

Students also helped the University achieve a top-two finish in the categories of good personal relationships with teaching staff, fourth for good environment on campus, and fifth for tuition in small groups.

Times Higher Education editor John Gill said: “Understanding the student experience has never been more important to universities, which are competing with one another to a far greater extent than they once did.

“That competition plays out in the academic experience, of course, but also the facilities and lifestyles on offer for those who choose to study at a particular institution.”

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