Portsmouth is a top university for student satisfaction

The University of Portsmouth is among the top 400 universities in the world and the top modern university in the United Kingdom in the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings published in 2012.

Times Higher Education describes their global rankings as the most comprehensive, sophisticated and balanced global rankings in the world. They are collated using 13 performance indicators covering the core missions of a modern global university – research, teaching, knowledge transfer and international activity. The independent rankings place the United Kingdom second only to the US in terms of world-class universities, with 48 of the UK’s higher education institutions in the top 400 in the world. The US has 111, Germany has 25 and Australia and Canada each have 19.

Portsmouth scored particularly highly in terms of citations, meaning Portsmouth academics’ published research is influential and widely respected. The guide drew on 50 million citations in six million journal articles published over five years.

The National Student Satisfaction survey 2012, ranked the University of Portsmouth joint top of the post-92 universities and in the top 25 of English mainstream universities for student satisfaction. Student satisfaction at the University of Portsmouth has risen to 87 per cent. 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. The University also scored higher in every category than in 2011, itself a record year.

The survey is independent and asks students across the UK to give feedback on the quality of their teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources and personal development. Portsmouth academic staff were particularly well regarded – 92 per cent of students thought staff were good at explaining things; 88 per cent thought staff were enthusiastic about their subject; and 87 per cent were able to contact staff when needed. Students also rated the University Library highly, with 85 per cent saying they were satisfied, again exceeding the sector average.

Portsmouth is a top university for student satisfaction