Hartpury recognised for top student satisfaction by Times Good University Guide

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Hartpury students are the most satisfied in the UK with their teaching, according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Hartpury, which was granted university status two years ago, received its debut profile in the highly respected guide this year.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 said: “Hartpury gained university status two years ago and will make its debut in our academic ranking in 2021, by which time it will have results for all but one of the measures on which we assess university performance.

“It is likely to perform strongly if the latest National Student Survey results are anything to go by.

“Hartpury would have finished joint top for satisfaction with teaching quality had we included it in our latest league table.”

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide includes the definitive rankings of more than 130 British universities, based on their performance in a number of key areas for undergraduates, including quality of teaching, facilities and graduate career prospects.

Hartpury University’s high achievement in the guide reflects its recent high score of 90 per cent for teaching satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Russell Marchant, Vice-Chancellor of Hartpury University, said: “We’re delighted to have been spoken about in such glowing terms by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

“It’s a perfect way to mark the second anniversary of Hartpury University being granted university status and another exciting chapter in the history of Hartpury as an education provider since the late 1940s.

“Our high approval rating for student satisfaction reflects the strong commitment of everyone at Hartpury University to providing our students with quality teaching, access to some of the best educational facilities in the world and all the support they need to move into their dream careers.

“We’ll be continuing to work hard for the benefit of our students to ensure that we figure prominently when we’re included in the university rankings in next year’s Guide for the first time.”

Hartpury University, home to more than 2,000 students, offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Sport, Equine, Animal, Agriculture and Veterinary Nursing, as well as postgraduate research and PhD qualifications.

Students at Hartpury University receive at least 15 hours of contact time in their first year – 25 per cent above sector average – while 97 per cent of staff hold university-specific teaching qualifications, putting it in the top five per cent of Higher Education providers nationally.

It is the only educational institution in Gloucestershire to be awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which ranks providers based on their teaching and learning for students, putting it among the top higher education providers nationally.

Picture: Students at Hartpury

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