University leaps up student survey poll

Thursday 26 April 2012

The University of Surrey has rocketed up the latest survey of students' opinions, according to the latest Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

The University leapt from 43 among UK universities to 15.

The survey gathered the views of more than 14,000 undergraduate students across the country who rated their institution's performance in 21 categories in various categories from the quality of staff and lectures to social life and accommodation.

David Dickinson, director of student support, told the Times Higher Education, the results were "gratifying". He added: “We are coordinating ourselves to deliver what students need when they need it. This really is the result of a team effort. Colleagues from right across the University have all pulled together to make things better for our students.”

The university, which achieved the fourth-greatest improvement, has spent the past two years implementing a new "student experience strategy", which includes a £13.2 million library and learning centre open 24 hours a day, and a major overhaul of its "student welcome", says the magazine.

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