Keele maintains national top ten position

THE Student Experience Survey
Posted on 29 April 2017

Keele University has been ranked in the top ten of the national Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey for the second year running.

The University was also placed 4th best in the country for academic experience, out of 122 institutions, and in joint 4th place for student welfare, as voted for by students.

Keele is rated highly by students in all aspects covered by the THE poll, and it performs strongly on its degree courses, extracurricular activities and societies, library, and Students' Union.

Professor Fiona Cownie, Pro Vice Chancellor (Education and Student Experience), said: “We are very proud to retain our place in the top ten. Keele offers students the highest quality student experience, taking a broad-based view of their education. This includes both their academic curriculum, delivering research-led teaching, and the opportunity to develop skills which will enable them to contribute effectively to the wider community for the rest of their lives, through work and as active members of civil society.

“We can only achieve this through the continuing effort of all our staff, both support-based and academic, who consistently ‘go the extra mile’ for our students.”

This year’s Student Experience Survey was based on responses from more than 15,000 full-time undergraduate students across the UK – the THE's largest survey to date. Students rated their institutions in 21 categories that matter most to them, from the quality of staff and lectures to social life, accommodation and facilities.

John Gill, editor of Times Higher Education, comments: “Increasing competition between universities and an intense focus on the student experience are still top of the agenda for the higher education sector. Our survey is perfectly placed to track what this means in practice, and which universities are performing well in specific areas – whether in teaching and learning, or areas such as the standard of facilities, in which many institutions have been investing heavily.”

View the full results and analysis on the THE website.