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Coventry University ranked top in National Student Survey on personal development

Via Coventry Telegraph : The university also scored highly in assessment and feedback and academic support

Coventry University has been voted the best place to study in the country for personal development.

The university achieved the top ranking in this year’s National Student Survey, which was published on August 12, after students expressed a 91 per cent satisfaction rate. This is a one per cent increase from last year.

The survey allowed undergraduate degree finalists to rate how they found their university experience.

The personal development category measures how their confidence, problem solving and communications skills have improved during their time of study.

As well as being ranked best for personal development, the university also took the top spot among Midland universities for assessment and feedback, and is joint top for teaching and academic support.

Vice-chancellor John Latham said: “We strive to make sure our students have a great experience during their time here and the results from this latest survey indicate that we’re getting things right on that front.

“We’re especially pleased to have been voted top for personal development as we believe that this is one of the most important aspects of university study.

“We put a lot of effort into ensuring our graduates are well prepared for the workplace, offering courses with a strong focus on employability and making placement opportunities, many of which are international, readily available.

“But we’re also keen for our students to develop their interpersonal skills and to become more self-assured. Any lecturer will tell you that one of the most satisfying parts of the job is seeing their students come out of their shell and grow in confidence over time.

“This commitment to developing our students professionally and personally alongside our growing reputation for research and our links with industry are central to our continued success.”

Coventry University continues to improve year on year having being voted the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide’s ‘Modern University of the Year’ accolade for two years running and being the highest ranked modern university in the guide’s history.

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