Students vote Leeds top three in the UK

The University has come third in the UK in a major survey asking students about their experience while studying.

Leeds comes first in Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018 March 2018

Leeds is also the highest ranked among the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and scores particularly highly for its campus environment, facilities and extra-curricular activities.

The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey goes beyond the usual measures to ask about aspects of university life that matter the most to them.

This year’s overall ranking is comprised of scores from the past three years, which has seen Leeds rise from sixth place in 2016 to enter the top three for the first time. 

Professor Tom Ward, Deputy-Vice-Chancellor: Student Education, said: “This position is a wonderful tribute to the staff and students that make Leeds what it is: a University that excels in the quality of its teaching, its research, its international offer and – as this result testifies – in the way it nurtures its students by creating a supportive and friendly environment.

“I’ve been talking to, and hearing about, staff and students all over the University who consistently go the extra mile to get the most out of their time here and to help others to do the same. I am thrilled for them that Leeds has got this recognition.

“The key is working together. We might have one of the largest campuses in the UK but we foster a small community feel. I think it’s something that we do very well indeed, and it’s great to receive this endorsement from our students.”

Teaching and learning are key aspects of the student experience, and as well as success in the Times Higher survey, the University achieved a Gold rating in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – the highest award possible.

Earlier this month, Leeds was also recognised as one of the most international universities in a new ranking – also published by Times Higher Education – which places the institution among the top 50 in the world. Leeds has risen more than 100 places this year to be ranked 47th.

Read some of the success stories showing how the University earned its top three spot in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

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