Published: 23 Mar 2017 | Last Updated: 10 Aug 2023 11:08:37

The RVC is once again the most highly ranked in London for its student experience in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2017.

The RVC is also the highest-ranking HEI in the UK with an accredited veterinary programme.

Now in its twelfth year, THE Student Experience Survey is unique in that it looks beyond the usual definition of student experience – comprising largely of teaching, learning, assessment and feedback – to a broader definition, one created by students themselves that includes those aspects of university life that matter most to them.

celebrating students
RVC students celebrating after five great years at a great vet school!

The annual survey measures 21 areas of satisfaction and takes data from over 15,000 student returns.  The RVC was particularly pleased to be ranked 8th in Academic Experience and 4th for Student Welfare.

Professor Stuart Reid, RVC Principal, comments ‘I am once again delighted by our showing in this year's survey and to see us the top HEI with an accredited veterinary school and 2nd ranked specialist institution in the UK. The winning combination of welfare and academic provision sets us apart in London - a great student experience in a great city’.

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Notes to Editors

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the UK's largest and longest established independent veterinary school and is a constituent College of the University of London. The RVC offers undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing and biological sciences, being ranked in the top 10 universities nationally for biosciences degrees.  It is currently the only veterinary school in the world to hold full accreditation from AVMA, EAEVE, RCVS and AVBC.

A research-led institution, in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) the RVC maintained its position as the top HEFCE funded veterinary focused research institution.

The RVC also provides animal owners and the veterinary profession with access to expert veterinary care and advice through its teaching hospitals; the Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital in central London, the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (Europe's largest small animal referral centre), the Equine Referral Hospital, and the Farm Animal Clinical Centre located at the Hertfordshire campus.

RVC Press Release 23 March 2017

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