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Sheffield comes top in student satisfaction survey


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The University of Sheffield has come top in a survey of student satisfaction for the second year running.  

The findings, taken by The Student Barometer Survey, ranked Sheffield number one out of The Russell Group Universities, an association of twenty-four UK institutions founded in 1994. Other Russell Group Universities include Oxford, Cambridge, and The London School of Economics.

The University was ranked the best of the prestigious group for its variety of support services, and for its accommodation and the opportunities and support it provides for students to gain work experience alongside their studies.

The survey, which spoke to over 97,000 students across the UK, also looked at student feedback on a variety of aspects of student life including financial support services, living cost and value, and support infrastructures on campus. 90.9% of students at Sheffield said they’d recommend it to friends applying for higher education.

Speaking to The Star, director of student services at Sheffield, Dr Andrew West, said: “We place a strong emphasis on the quality and effectiveness of our support services, in the context of an all-round excellent student experience. It is great to have such positive feedback from students.”

Abdi Suleiman, president of Sheffield’s Student Union, added: “Coming top in the Russell Group for student satisfaction for the second year in a row is pleasing in itself. But when you realise it equates to tens of thousands of experiences some students will cherish for life, it really makes us all proud.”

It isn't the first time Sheffield has been praised for for student satisfaction - in the 2012 National Student Survey it also gained a 90% positivity rating. 

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