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University of Chester ranking drops from 2010
3:30pm Tuesday 8th May 2012 in News
THE University of Chester has been ranked 75 out of 105 universities for the experience it offers its students.
It dropped 43 places in the Times Higher Education student experience survey compared to 2010.
Students were asked to rate different aspects of university life with 100 responding.
They were given a seven point scale and asked to answer the following statement: “Based on your experience, how strongly do you agree that your university offers the following?”
Categories and scores for the University of Chester included high quality staff/lectures (5.6) and well structured courses (5.4), while good accomodation (4.5) and good industry connections (4.7) got the lowest scores.
A spokesman for the University of Chester said: “While we will always pay attention to anything that flags up issues with the student experience, and address areas genuinely requiring attention, we are not unduly concerned by the survey results.
“It is important to point out that the sample on which it is based is just 1.2 per cent of the university population.
He added that a questionnaire by National Student Survey in 2011 put the overall satisfaction rate at 84 per cent.
To view the full table go to timeshighereducation.co.uk.