News: National Student Survey – These universities are the happiest in the UK

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Originally published on The National Student on 12/08/15. 

With over 155 universities and other educational institutions taking part, the results of 2015’s National Student Survey are in – and the most satisfied students in the UK have been revealed.

This year’s happiest overall university has been named as the University of Keele, which earned an incredible 95% overall satisfaction rating, whilst the students who are apparently the most satisfied with their educational experiences across all institutions are those at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

Swiftly following Keele are the University of East Anglia, the University of Essex, the University of Surrey and the University of Winchester, all of which won a 92% satisfaction rating from students taking part in the survey.

The least happy students on the other hand, seem to be those studying at the University of Cumbria, the University of Eats London and the University of St Mark & St John who’s approval rating fell a worrying eight points from last year, levelling off at 78% overall to make it the lowest ranked university in the country.

The age-old rivalry between the top universities of Oxford and Cambridge also came to a dramatic head, with Oxford just about coming out on top, boasting a 91% satisfaction rating, over Cambridge’s 90%.

Meanwhile, the most improved university for student satisfaction is Liverpool Hope, who rose a fantastic seven points from last year’s respectable score to round off at a pleasing 89%.

The National Student Survey, carried out every year across the UK, collected data from over 300,000 students, asking their stance on everything from their university’s students’ union to the effectiveness of the institutions’ learning resources, and of course their satisfaction with the university as a whole.

So where did your university rank? Check out the full statistics and find out.

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