Edge Hill University is once again celebrating outstanding results in the annual National Student Survey.
Based on the average of the responses to all 27 questions in the 2018 survey, the University is ranked in the top three in the North-West and has improved on its already excellent track record in several sections of the survey.
Dr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University said:
“It is testament to our focus on student experience that Edge Hill is ranked in the top three in the North-West in terms of the full range of satisfaction measures.
“The National Student Survey continues to be the most important measure of students’ own assessment of their learning experience, and I am delighted that our students have once again indicated exceptionally high levels of satisfaction.
“The finishing touches are being made to Catalyst, Edge Hill’s new £27m building, housing the Library, Careers and Student Services, and the last academic year has seen the development of brand new student accommodation.
“We have introduced the Student Opportunity Fund, an exciting initiative allowing students to apply for financial support for career-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. So far we have invested over £100,000 in funding these unique experiences.
“With our commitment to the student experience, in addition to our strong levels of graduate employment and social mobility, I’m confident that we will continue to achieve outstanding results in the NSS.”
Universities Minister Sam Gyimah said:
“The student voice is the most important voice, and the National Student Survey is a vital tool that provides an invaluable insight into the student experience.
“It is brilliant to see continually high satisfaction rates but we need to keep improving. That is why I want to see universities and colleges using this data to enhance and develop their offer for those choosing to study there.”
The NSS is an annual census of nearly half a million students across the UK. Conducted since 2005, it gives students a powerful voice to help shape the future of their course.
The results follow the University receiving a Gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework which is the Government’s evaluation of excellence in teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes. Gold is the highest possible rating, indicating that the institution is ‘of the highest quality found in the UK’ and is ‘delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.’
Edge Hill University has also been named University of the Year for Student Retention by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, who wrote that the institution is ‘firmly establishing itself among the top post-1992 universities.’