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Liverpool Hope University tops tables for student satisfaction in the North West

NSS pic 150x150 Monday 17 August 2015

In the latest National Student Survey results released this week, Liverpool Hope University has been ranked as the number one University in the North West for Teaching, Assessment and Feedback, Academic Support and Personal Development.

As well as being the top University in the North West in these four categories, Liverpool Hope had the highest average score among North West universities across all eight categories in the survey, which goes out to final year students in HEIs across the country.  This places Liverpool Hope University in the top quarter of universities for student satisfaction in the UK.  

Specific courses with 100% overall student satisfaction rates include:

Subjects areas with 100% overall student satisfaction rates include:

Initial Teacher Education achieved a 99% overall satisfaction rate, making it top out of the 50 largest ITT providers in the country and first in the North West.

Other Liverpool Hope courses with very high overall student satisfaction rates include:

Liverpool Hope has stated its commitment to research-informed teaching, where the academics’ own research specialisms are incorporated into the syllabus and students are encouraged to carry out their own research as part of their degree.

Last month eight BSc Nutrition students from Liverpool Hope had pieces of original research accepted onto the programme of the 2015 Nutrition Society Meeting, which is usually aimed at postgraduate and post-doctoral level researchers - making Liverpool Hope the most successful research institution to ever participate in the conference. Nutrition at Liverpool Hope is top in the North West for student satisfaction. 

Professor Gerald Pillay, Vice Chancellor & Rector of Liverpool Hope University said: “These results are very encouraging. They reflect our belief that personal and academic development go hand in hand. We believe that the key to a good university experience is a collegial environment with small group teaching. This allows our academics to play a key part in the personal development of our students, gives students access to material and ideas at the cutting edge of their subject area, and encourages them in carrying out their own research.”

Liverpool Hope also offers a range of personal development opportunities to students such as the Service and Leadership Award, the Business Gateway and the chance to travel abroad and work with the University’s own international education charity, Global Hope.

January 2016 will see the opening of a new £8.5 million Science Building at Hope Park which will feature specialist laboratory spaces dedicated to nutrition, genomics, cell biology and psychology, along with laboratories and space for sport and exercise science. 

The National Student Survey ( asks final year students at every publicly funded Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the UK to rate their experience by stating to what extent they agree with a set of 22 core questions across eight categories.  


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