Revealed: Which uni is the most satisfied?

Yeah but we’re like, fifth for research

Smug students at UEA, Lancaster and Loughborough are the happiest at uni, according to a new survey.

At the other end of the table, moaners at UCL, Leeds Beckett and Kings are the least satisfied with the way things are going.

In the survey of over 300,000 of last year’s finalists, the students were asked a range of questions on how they found their uni and course.


Some are more pleased with themselves than others

This included the teaching, assessment and feedback as well as the way their departments were run.

Last year’s happiest unis Bath and Sheffield didn’t get a look in, coming 7th and 13th respectively.

In the battle of the elites, 5th place Oxford is happier than Cambridge who came 8th.

But Russell Group big guns Bristol, Edinburgh and Liverpool were the unis where students were the least satisfied.


How happy is your uni?

Across the board, we’re happier at uni than we were last year.

An impressive 86 per cent said they were happy overall with their course, and students are more pleased with their assessment and feedback than in 2014.

And around the country only 7 per cent admitted they were dissatisfied with the way their uni experience was going.

Commenting on the results of the survey, Professor Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive of HEFCE, said:
“The survey provides detailed and robust data which is used extensively by universities and colleges to improve the quality of their teaching and learning.

“It is also valuable in supporting prospective students and their parents and advisors in helping choose which higher education institution to select.”