Leeds offers one of the best student experiences in the UK

The 2016 Times Higher Education student experience survey puts Leeds in sixth position, up from ninth last year, after students rated it highly across all areas of student life.

Smiling students

The University’s campus environment, student union, social life and extra-curricular activities and societies were voted as being particularly strong. Libraries, sports and teaching facilities are also highly regarded.

This is the sixth year running that students have ranked Leeds among the top ten universities in the UK.

Professor Vivien Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Student Education, said: “What shines through yet again is the contribution and active role that students and the Union play in making this university a dynamic, ambitious and popular place to study.

“Because of our size and diversity, we offer not just a fantastic choice of degree programmes but also a huge range of inspiring experiences and activities.

“We put knowledge and opportunity at the heart of all that we do, so that we prepare and equip our students with the very best skills and experience to succeed.”

Sixth place builds on the 2015 National Student Survey results, where a record 90% of final year students at Leeds said they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course.

The University works in close partnership with Leeds University Union to ensure students are involved in and shape decision-making at all levels, a defining feature of education at Leeds.

Toke Dahler, Union Affairs Officer for Leeds University Union said: "It's brilliant news that for yet another year Leeds has ranked so highly as a students' union.

“We work tirelessly with our partners in the University to make sure students are loving their time at Leeds and getting the most out of every opportunity that university life has to offer.

“Looking to the future, I'm especially excited to see how our £20 million pound Union Upgrade investment improves the student experience even further." 

Read more about the survey results.  

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