The University of Sheffield has been named in this year’s Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey as the number one university in the UK for student satisfaction.
Over 14,000 students across the UK took part in the survey which highlights the best higher education institutions in the country.
The University of Sheffield jumped 2 places in the survey beating the University of Bath and the University of East Anglia.
Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, said: “We are delighted and humbled that our students have voted us number one for student experience in the UK.
“We already had confidence that we offered students an outstanding education and that this was accompanied by exceptional facilities and extra-curricular activities such as volunteering and the development of enterprise skills. But our students also appreciate the particular care for their interests and well-being which is so central to our culture here in Sheffield.
“Students tell us openly what means most to them. As a University we do our utmost to listen to that, whether that is how we welcome students and help them make the transition from living at home to university life, to the support of academic and personal tutors, exceptional student services and library facilities, and of course our top-rated Students’ Union.”
He added: “This award reflects a genuine partnership between our students and the University. Staff at all levels and in many different roles have a genuine care for students and want to see them thrive during their time with us and beyond into the world of work.
“It is wonderful to know that our students feel that care and believe that it is making a difference. That is a partnership we will never take for granted – I would like to thank all those students who voted for this tremendous encouragement.”
Despite being voted number one, the University is determined to remain number one.
The University of Sheffield has invested £81 million on a new, state-of-the art teaching facility which is scheduled to open in September 2015 and will create over 500 new jobs.
The development of new facilities will no doubt increase the need for luxury student accommodation, to help house the rising number of students expected to study at the University.