Most Improved Student Experience - Official

"This rounds off an excellent year for Staffordshire University and I’d like all University staff to share in this accolade as it shows that the effort that goes into putting our students first is being recognised by the people who matter most to us."

Professor Liz Barnes, Vice-Chancellor

Staffordshire University has picked up a prestigious award for Most Improved Student Experience at the higher education industry 'Oscars'.

The University was among 19 category winners announced at the 13th annual Times Higher Education Awards which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane.

The awards ceremony was hosted by comedian Al Murray and attended by more than 1000 representatives from the University sector.

Staffordshire was up against five other Universities for the title – the result of which was based on a poll of 20,000 students carried out by market research specialists YouthSight.

Commenting on the win, Staffordshire University Vice Chancellor Professor Liz Barnes said: “This award means a tremendous amount as it’s down to what students have had to say about their University, their teaching and their overall student experience.

"It was great to be joined for the occasion by members of staff who are already recognised for living our values and going above and beyond to help our students succeed.

"This rounds off an excellent year for Staffordshire University and I’d like all University staff to share in this accolade as it shows that the effort that goes into putting our students first is being recognised by the people who matter most to us."

Staffordshire University recently made the top ten Universities for teaching quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. Joint 63rd overall, the University was highest climber in the League Tables published in September - up 29 places!

Professor Barnes added: "Our 2017 successes include being awarded Silver in the government's Teaching Excellence Framework and excellent employability as measured through the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey."

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