THE Student Experience Survey ranks Oxford libraries number one

30 April 

Students have rated Oxford’s libraries as the best in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. The results of the most recent survey (covering the academic year 2011/12) rated Oxford’s libraries a 6.7 out of 7 for ‘good libraries and library opening hours’, the highest score of the 102 institutions in the survey. The average score was 6.

Oxford’s libraries have consistently been at or near the top of the poll over previous years; the 2010/11 and 2009/10 surveys both put the libraries on top for libraries and library opening hours.

The THE Student Experience Survey, published last week by the /Times Higher Education/ magazine, was based on the views of 12,000 students across the country, taken between October 2011 and July 2012. Participants were asked to rate their institution, based on a seven-point scale, against 21 criteria, ranging from campus environment and student welfare to helpfulness of staff and class sizes.This year’s results show the University of Oxford remains a leader in student experience, up from fourth last year to second. The University of East Anglia scored the top spot overall.

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