Students satisfied with life at university

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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STUDENT satisfaction at the University of Portsmouth has risen to 88 per cent, placing Portsmouth in the top 30 of mainstream universities in England.

The results of the 2012 National Student Survey mark the seventh year running that Portsmouth students have rated their university above the UK national average, which this year stands at of 85 per cent.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Rebecca Bunting said: ‘We are delighted Portsmouth has again improved its student satisfaction. It is testimony to the high quality of teaching, the support our students are given and the importance we place on raising standards in all we do.

‘Portsmouth is a vibrant University and in the seven years the survey has run we have consistently improved because we listen to and work with the student body.’

Cat Redding, president of the students’ 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.

‘Our performance demonstrates the positive impact of the Students’ Union in making students’ lives better.’