RVC Awarded Most Improved Student Experience
30 November 2011
The Royal Veterinary College has been announced the UK Higher Education Institution with the Most Improved Student Experience.
In this Times Higher Education award, the students themselves select the winner. The College won the category of Most Improved Student Experience in the biggest poll ever carried out for the award, with 14,000 full-time undergraduates asked to assess their university or college on 21 attributes.
RVC leapfrogged up the league table this year, with particular progress in its support for students and the general environment on campus. The facilities on offer were another area highlighted for praise by participants in the survey, and there were marked improvements in scores for lecturers, with students rating highly both the quality of teaching and the level of interest in them shown by staff.
Mia Lorenz, Associate Director at OpinionPanel who ran the student polling said: “The Royal Veterinary College moved up 37 positions in the rankings and improved its overall score by 8.1 points, and we're delighted to say it came out as the overall award winner of the most improved award.”
Professor David Church, VP for Academic and Clinical Affairs said: “This award is a great recognition for all the hard work that has been put in by both our staff across the college and also our Student Union to ensure that our students have a really outstanding experience during their time with us. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this fantastic achievement.”
Principal, Professor Stuart Reid, and President of the Student Union, Kay McAllister collected the award at a gala awards dinner on 24 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Notes to Editors
- The Award for most Improved Student Experience was sponsored by Campus Living Villages - www.campuslivingvillages.com
- For more information on the Times Higher Education Awards 2011 see www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/
- The Royal Veterinary College is the UK's first and largest veterinary school and a constituent College of the University of London. It also provides support for veterinary and related professions through its three referral hospitals, diagnostic services and continuing professional development courses. www.rvc.ac.uk
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