Sheffield University is top of the class

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The University of Sheffield has been ranked joint top in the region for student satisfaction, according to the latest National Student Survey.

The university maintained an overall satisfaction score of 90 per cent for the third year running – above the 86 per cent sector-wide average – to take the top spot in Yorkshire and Humber jointly with Hull.

The university’s students’ union, which is undergoing a £20 million refurbishment, received a top satisfaction score of 93 per cent.

Some 90 per cent of students said they were satisfied with the quality of teaching on their course, an increase of 1 per cent on last year.

Some 91 per cent of students said they were satisfied with learning resources, 84 per cent with their academic support, 
85 per cent with organisation and management, and 84 per cent with personal development.

The university also achieved an overall satisfaction score of 93 per cent for practice placements offered to students during their studies to give them real-life employment experience.

The dentistry department achieved 91 per cent satisfaction, ophthalmics 98 per cent and speech science 89 per cent.

Prof Paul White, pro-vice-chancellor for learning and teaching at the university, said: “The fact our students continue to be among the most satisfied in the country is fantastic.”