Staffs Uni 'Most Improved' in THE Student Experience Survey 2018

"Our improved performance in the THE Student Experience Survey shows that our brilliant and connected staff are positively impacting on the experience of our students and that gives us reason to feel proud."

Vice-Chancellor Professor Liz Barnes

Staffordshire University's improvement in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey is about understanding students' individual needs and providing wrap around support, according to Vice-Chancellor Professor Liz Barnes.

Published today with the THE, the survey shows a rise of 4.1 per cent on last year’s score, winning Staffordshire University the ‘Most Improved Student Experience’ at the THE Awards in December.

The University ranked highly for good relationships with teachers, providing fair workloads and small tuition groups and also showed a marked improvement for its links with industry and high quality facilities.

Professor Liz Barnes said: "We’re delighted that the improvements we are making are being recognised by students.  Understanding their behaviours and motivations is important as is recognising the challenges they face - a large percentage of our student community are mature and live at home and access the University’s learning facilities in the evenings and weekends."

"However, we still have a lot to do and must continue to enhance our student experience and their opportunities. Ultimately though our improved performance in the THE Student Experience Survey shows that our brilliant and connected staff are positively impacting on the experience of our students and that gives us reason to feel proud."