Edge Hill students walking on campus on an autumn day.Teaching excellence at one of the North West’s top universities has been recognised by students in the annual National Student Survey.

Following a £300m investment programme, Edge Hill University is the best in the region for Learning Resources and in the top three for Learning Opportunities and Academic Support.

The University’s Course Teaching received an 84 per cent approval rating with four-fifths of students highly rating their Learning Community.

Dr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University, said:

“These results, alongside our entry into the top fifty universities in the Guardian University Guide 2020 and our excellent WhatUni performance across six categories confirms our teaching excellence and the outstanding student experience we provide.

It’s also fantastic that 100% of students in our Biology Department said they had high satisfaction levels with their course and we saw satisfaction levels rise across many subject areas including Social Work; Media;, Sport and Physical Activity; Education; Business; and English, History and Creative Writing.

“The results put us in a strong position regionally and nationally and show our commitment to continually improving the student experience, including investing in new campus facilities such as our newly opened £26m Catalyst building housing our library, student and careers services.”

The NSS is an annual census of over 330,000 students across 403 universities, colleges and alternative providers covering four countries. It asks 27 questions covering all aspects of the student learning experience.

Edge Hill has 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 University is ‘of the highest quality found in the UK’ and is ‘delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students’.