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Published 26th Apr 2012

Teesside University

Teesside University has been named the UK’s best new university for student experience in a prestigious national student experience survey.

Teesside scored highly in the Times Higher Education survey 2011 announced today, which polled more than 14,000 full-time undergraduate students to rate universities on the quality of their lectures and teaching staff, facilities and courses.

Teesside University also came top of all the five North East universities for the quality of its facilities. Our students’ union features as the sixth highest ranked in the country.

Teesside University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Henderson CBE, DL said: “I am absolutely delighted that the University has, once again, performed so well in this significant, and extremely relevant, national survey. Being placed among the highest achieving universities in the country and named as the 'best new university in the UK' on the basis of the views of students themselves is a true testament to the enthusiasm, energy and commitment that everyone at the University puts into endeavouring to give our students an excellent all round experience."

“We at Teesside pride ourselves on the fact that our staff always strive to place the needs of our students and partners right at the heart of everything we do, and it is immensely encouraging to see our efforts, and our investment, appreciated so warmly by our students.”

This accolade follows on from success in the Guardian University Guide 2012 when Teesside soared into the top 60 of the national rankings – rising 19 places on the previous year. This rated universities against a long list of criteria which included teaching quality, career prospects and entry qualifications.

Additional accolades

Teesside also scores consistently highly in the National Student Survey – in 2011 84% of our students were happy with the teaching on their course and our history degree programme received an outstanding 100% satisfaction score.

Their courses and lectures are ranked as the best in the North East and in the country’s top ten, according to the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2011 – reviews are available on the WhatUni? Website.

The same awards ranked their facilities as second best in the whole of the country. WhatUni? Website

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