Students in Business School lecture theatreEdge Hill University has been ranked in the top 30 in a national survey and has scooped a top three position in the North West for the quality of its student experience.

The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, published today, questioned students at universities across the country on 21 key indicators, judged to be the most important aspects of the student experience.

Edge Hill was ranked in the top four ‘modern’ universities based on more than 50 responses to the questions posed to members of the YouthSight student panel, recruited via UCAS.

They were asked to score a number of factors, which included their experiences of the quality of lectures and staff, social life, community atmosphere, the environment, industry contacts, security, support and welfare.

Participants scored how their university performed on a seven point scale, and each attribute was assigned a weight reflecting its importance within the overall student experience, with Edge Hill achieving a 6.0 out of a maximum score of 7 in the ”I would recommend my University to a friend’ key indicator.

Edge Hill scored joint second nationally and top in the North West for its environment on campus and around the University and achieved some of the highest results in the country for its facilities, accommodation and relationships with teaching staff.

In addition, the University scored top in the North West for its support and welfare, centralised facilities and Students’ Union.

Dr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University said: “We were in no doubt that we provide a fantastic experience for our students, from the high quality teaching and industry contacts, to the campus, facilities and environment where we have invested close to £200m over the last decade.

“However, naturally we are delighted to have been ranked so highly by our students and are able to demonstrate this by our position in this influential league table. It independently shows that we provide one of the best student experiences, not just in the North West, but in the country.”

The full league table can be found in Times Higher Education, 15-21 May or online here.