The Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey, now in its 11th year, is unique in that it looks beyond the usual definition of the student experience – comprised largely of teaching, learning, assessment and feedback – to a broader definition, one created by students themselves that includes those aspects of university life that matter most to them. From the quality of lectures and the standard of facilities, to the social life and industry connections available to them, the annual Student Experience Survey polls undergraduates on 21 different aspects of university life.
UWS has been confirmed as fourth most improved UK university as a result of moving from 107 to 89 in this year’s ranking.
UWS is committed to providing each and every student with a first-class learning experience by providing student-centred, personalised and distinctive learning and teaching experiences underpinned by professionally relevant research, knowledge exchange and enterprise and this ranking is testament to that philosophy.
Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said: “I am absolutely delighted that our continual efforts to improve our student experience has been recognised by this national survey.
“At UWS we pride ourselves on our outstanding teaching and exceptional learning and place students at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be a sector leader in personalised learning and continue to invest heavily in learning resources and learning spaces for the benefit of our students. We also enjoy strong business links that inform and propel our learning provision and provide students with access to a range of industries to help them gain additional skills and experience.
“We continually look to build on our successes to enhance the overall student experience at UWS and I am thrilled that this has been reflected in the latest THE Student Experience Survey.
“It is also important to acknowledge the hard work that colleagues have put into supporting the student learning journey. I am aware that there has been a lot of effort in this area but we are beginning to reap the rewards so will need to keep our efforts up!”
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