The UK tops student satisfaction ranking for undergraduate study
New research from the UK HE’s International Unit has delivered some good news for the UK: despite policy settings widely considered to be cumbersome, international students rate the UK’s teaching and learning outcomes as excellent, and the country enjoys a higher satisfaction rate overall than its competitor countries.
These are topline findings from a new report, International Undergraduate Students, The UK’s Competitive Advantage, which was authored by Will Archer of i-graduate for the IU.
International undergraduate student satisfaction with UK higher education was very high at 91%, and satisfaction has also increased in every area of the learning experience.
UK HE International Unit Director Vivienne Stern commended “our universities’ hard work to continuously improve the student experience”. But she noted that other countries are increasing efforts to attract international students and are enjoying faster growth.
“The UK must jointly capitalise on its obvious strengths in order to drive sustained growth for this critical component of the UK’s higher education system and its broader economy,” she said.
The findings are based on international student experience data derived from i-graduate’s International Student Barometer (ISB), supported by statistics on international student recruitment and enrolment in the UK, as well as high level analysis of other major destinations government policies on recruitment, support and post-study employment.
Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter, commented, “Reputation matters, but what matters most is how our international students rate us. This survey gives a definitive answer to that question.”
Source: The Pie News
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