Newcastle University ranked top 5 for International student satisfaction

International Students on Newcastle University campus.
Image: Newcastle University.International Students on Newcastle University campus. Image: Newcastle University.

Results from the latest International Student Barometer Survey have placed Newcastle University as top 5 in the UK and in the top 20 worldwide for international student satisfaction.

According to the influential survey more than nine out of ten international students are satisfied with their experience here at Newcastle.

The survey itself compares many different aspects of international student experience aiming to give prospective students about choosing a university to enhance their experience abroad. This years survey was the biggest of its kind, reaching almost 160,000 students from 82 institutions in 17 countries from a spectrum of backgrounds, areas of study and ages.

International students placed Newcastle University among the best in the world for the learning environment on campus but the University also scored highly across the board with over 90 percentage for student support, living experience and campus safety and libraries.

Meenakshi Lachman, a postgraduate student from Malaysia, said:

“The Master of Medical Education course seemed like a good addition to my undergraduate medical degree as medical professionals are expected to be involved in education more than ever.

“As students, we are able to interact with professionals working in the medical field and academics alike being able to share ideas with them and learn from their experiences. The University has great facilities which are very accessible throughout the course and help in the planning and executing of our research projects.

“Newcastle as a city is beautiful and student friendly, there’s never a lack of things to see and do. The university is in walking distance from most student accommodation sites making it incredibly easy to get around.”

Newcastle University also achieved high satisfaction score of 91% in the latest National Student Survey, placing it joint 12th in the UK against comparator institutions.

The universities Student Union received an impressive 98 percentage for its satisfaction rate, a score well above the average IBS score.

Jack Taylor, President of Newcastle University Students’ Union, said:

“We are extremely pleased with the results of the ISB as we have once again scored highly in terms of satisfaction levels with our international students.

“The Students’ Union works to encourage all students to engage in as many opportunities as possible throughout their time at University, so it’s great to see that we’re providing this to such a high satisfaction level for another year.”

Professor Richard Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Engagement and Internationalisation at Newcastle University also commented: “We believe that education and research transcend international boundaries and we are proud to be a thriving global community, with approximately 6,000 international students from over 130 countries.

“The consistently high ISB scores are a great achievement. They reflect the commitment of everyone at Newcastle University who provides outstanding academic and personal support to our international students.”

The impressive results are no doubt an inspiration for both the university and it’s students.

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