Staffordshire University awarded “Most Improved Student Experience” in national THE awards

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Staffordshire University has won the “Most Improved Student Experience” award at the 13th annual Times Higher Education Awards 2017.

The ceremony took place last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane and was hosted by comedian Al Murray.

Staffordshire University Vice Chancellor Professor Liz Barnes told StaffsLive: “It is fantastic for the University.

“A lot of hard work has gone in over the past year, we’ve made a lot of changes.

“The learning and teaching has had a major focus on students having a great experience in the classroom.

“This will give staff the confidence that the things we are doing are the right things and it is also recognition of how our students are supporting us and really appreciating the time they are having at Staffs Uni.

“We had more than 300 additional students from last year and that’s testament to the fact that students know we are offering a really good experience.”

Staffordshire University was up against five other universities for the title.

The result was based on a poll of 20,000 students carried out by market research specialists YouthSight.

Professor Barnes added: “We’ve got a big project on the student journey, looking at how we work with our students.

“We have got a major focus on digital to ensure that students can be studying and be supportive wherever they are, whether that’s on campus or off campus.

“Every individual student needs support and each have a different learning experience, so we want to make sure whatever it is that they need and however they need it, we can provide it.”

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