Edge Hill University has been identified as the top modern diversified university in this year’s Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey and has retained its place as best in the North West.

In addition to rising a further twelve places to within the top dozen nationally, the University was ranked in the top two nationally for campus security and safety, in the top five in the UK for student accommodation, and in the top eight in the country for both facilities and student welfare.

John Cater, Edge Hill’s Vice-Chancellor said, “Edge Hill is increasingly being ranked amongst the very best universities in the United Kingdom for students, and I am delighted to see this recognition being reflected and reinforced by the Times Higher Education’s substantial analysis.  Following on from our current short-listing as the What Uni? University of the Year and five other nominations, including for employability, we have a lot to be proud of, and we are committed to further strengthen our growing recognition in the months and years ahead.” 

John Gill, Editor of Times Higher Education said: “The student experience, as anyone who has been one will know, isn’t straightforward or clearly defined. It’s a mix of the academic and social, personal and collective. Universities can undoubtedly help to improve it by providing an environment in which students can thrive: supportive but challenging, comfortable and uncomfortable in the appropriate ways.”

The results are based on the responses of more than 15,000 undergraduates from 122 UK universities, rating their institution across 21 different indicators.  The survey was appended to YouthSight’s Student Omnibus Surveys and all respondents were members of YouthSight’s student panel.