Leeds One of Best in UK for Student Satisfaction

Leeds One of Best in UK for Student Satisfaction

University of Leeds

The NSS 2018 (National Student Survey) results are out today, and the University of Leeds has been rated one of the top institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, scoring 88% for overall satisfaction.

Over 30,000 final-year students in the UK completed the survey this year, and the annual survey is a big indicator of how students found their time at university.

Here's what the university, and your own Union Affairs Officer Chris Morris, had to say about the news:


The University is one of the top in the UK for student satisfaction and joint first in the Russell Group of elite universities.

The results from the National Student Survey 2018, published today, also position Leeds as joint-top for teaching in the Russell Group.

The independent annual survey is one of the key indicators of how students rate their time at university, and was completed by over 30,000 final-year students in the UK in 2018.

The University scored 88% for overall satisfaction, compared to a national average of 84%, and [other results].

Professor Tom Ward, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education said:

“Our NSS results are a testament to the hard work of our students and staff across the campus. My sincere thanks to them.

“The excellent teaching and student experience at Leeds is consistently recognised, through the NSS, the Teaching Excellence Framework, and success in key rankings including a top ten place in the Guardian University Guide this year and a top three in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.  

“At Leeds we offer a research-based education that emphasises the development of independent, critical thinkers. We also recognise that we need to continue to match the expectations of a hugely diverse student population and community of learners, hence our ongoing investment in digital technology and cutting-edge facilities.”  

LUU's Union Affairs Officer Chris Morris said:

"Everyone at LUU is delighted to see the University of Leeds continuing to receive the recognition it deserves as a forward-thinking and top institution.

The student experience at Leeds is always complimented by the strong Partnership between LUU and the University, working throughout the year to ensure students are supported in making sure they love their time at Leeds. Together, we make sure students have a well-rounded experience, whether that be volunteering in the community, trying new activities in our 331 clubs and societies, offering support during difficult times or exploring new academic opportunities so they can make the most of their time at university.  

We look forward to continuing to work with the University to make sure we keep up our high standards and always strive to improve the lives of students across the quality of their education, the cost of living, as well as their health and wellbeing."