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Lancaster University ‘top 5’ for student satisfaction

 The results of the 2017 National Student Survey reveal that 91 per cent of Lancaster University students are satisfied with their course – seven per cent higher than the national average of 84 per cent.


According to Times Higher Education, this means that Lancaster is ranked fourth in the UK for student satisfaction, when FE colleges and small or specialist providers are excluded.


More than 300,000 final year students at more than 500 universities and colleges took part in the annual survey, which records in detail how students feel about their learning experience.

They are asked questions about the quality of their teaching, learning opportunities, assessment and feedback, academic support, the organisation and management of their course, the quality of learning resources, whether they feel part of a learning community, whether they are listened to and the strength of the student union.

Lancaster in top five for graduate employment

Lancaster University has been ranked in the top five of all UK universities for its graduates’ success in getting jobs or going on to further study.

Newly released official data show that an overwhelming 97.6 per cent of Lancaster graduates are either in employment or further study three and a half years after graduating.

These latest figures form part of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Longitudinal survey which has been published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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Around 107,000 graduates from UK universities, who obtained their first degree in 2012/13, were polled in the study.

The study showed that more than four out of five (83.1 per cent) Lancaster graduates are in work three and a half years after graduating, and 14.5 per cent of Lancaster graduates are undertaking further study.


Louise Briggs, Director of Employability, said: “We are delighted to celebrate this result with our graduates. As a University we work hard to develop holistic workplace skills and offer a host of opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience during their studies, which enables them to engage successfully in the world of work upon graduation and to manage their own subsequent career development.”

Other universities ranked at the top of the study include the University of Durham, Harper Adams University, the University of Warwick and the University of St Andrews.

The official figures can be found by visiting the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

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