Published: 22 March 2017

Surrey ranked fifth for student experience

In this year’s Student Experience Survey, compiled by Times Higher Education (THE), the University of Surrey has achieved an impressive top-ten ranking. Overall Surrey was ranked fifth nationally, rising from 26th place last year.

Two students on campus

More than 15,000 students from across the UK were asked to rate aspects of their university that contributed either positively or negatively to their overall experience. 

Surrey has excelled not only overall but in many of the individual attributes. In particular, we placed top for security, an impressive sixth for our excellent industry connections and student welfare and seventh for both university facilities and recommending the University to a friend.

Professor Jane Powell, Vice-Provost Education and Students, said: "I am delighted that the results of this latest survey reflect what we are hearing from our students – that they enjoy a high-quality experience here, in relation both to their education and to broader quality of life issues, including sports and social facilities, support systems and the sense of community here. This success is built on close working relationships between staff and students in all areas.”

We take pride and pleasure in liaising and working closely with student representatives to continuously enhance their experience of studying and living here.
 – Professor Jane Powell, Vice-Provost Education and Students

Alex Mackenzie Smith, President of the Students’ Union, said: “As a union, we aim to ensure student opinion is being considered in every aspect of the student experience. Through our dedicated team of elected officers and representatives we are able to understand and accurately inform the University of what students are experiencing. I believe feedback allows us all to make it the best it can be, which I feel is reflected in this positive result.”

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