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STUDENT satisfaction at the University of Portsmouth has risen to 87 per cent, placing Portsmouth joint top of its group of universities.

The results of the 2012 National Student Survey mark the sixth year running Portsmouth students have rated their university above the English national average which stands at 84 per cent.

That puts Portsmouth in pole position among the ‘new’ universities created after 1992.

Rebecca Bunting, deputy vice-chancellor, said: ‘Maintaining a consistently high level of overall student satisfaction is a tremendous achievement and reflects the high quality of teaching and support we give our students.

‘The results also highlight areas for improvement and we will continue to listen and make adjustments to ensure our students’ concerns are addressed.’

Meanwhile 72 per cent said they were satisfied with the university’s Students’ Union.

Godfrey Atuahene Jnr, president of the union, said: ‘We are very pleased with the high level of satisfaction shown in the Students’ Union.’

, which places us among the top performing new university students’ unions in the UK.’