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University rises in student experience league table

10 April 2015

Lyndsey Boardman

Students positive about UCLan experience

 

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has risen 22 places in a national student experience survey to sit among the UK’s top 13 high performing modern universities.

The Times Higher Education (THE) asked more than 14,700 full-time undergraduates from 113 universities to rate their experience on campus including the quality of teaching, student support, social life and institutional facilities.

The results place UCLan in joint 48th position overall, 13th among modern universities nationally and the second top modern university in the North West. In addition, the University is also ranked inside the top 20 institutions in the UK for three of the survey indicators; ‘good personal relationship with teaching staff’ (12th), ‘tuition in small groups’ (17th) and ‘good sports facilities’ (20th).

"Already over the last few years we have invested heavily in new facilities such as the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and our £12.5million forensic science building."

Professor Gai Murphy, UCLan Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), said: “Providing an excellent student experience is at the heart what we do and a rise in 22 places reflects our continuing commitment to this.

“Already over the last few years we have invested heavily in new facilities such as the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and our £12.5million forensic science building. Our recent £200million extensive development proposals will only further enhance the quality of the UCLan student experience with a unified, sustainable and welcoming campus.

“The University also scored well for providing tuition in small groups, having helpful and interested staff, students forging good personal relationships with teaching staff and creating a good community atmosphere, all of which is encouraging.”