Success at Times Higher Education Awards

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29 November 2013

The University of Stirling has won the Most Improved Student Experience award at the 2013 Times Higher Education Awards.

The award, sponsored by StudentCom, is based on a survey of more than 14,000 students at 111 institutions across UK.

Between October 2012 and June 2013, student market research specialists YouthSight asked students to rate their university on 21 features including academic reputation, teaching, social life and facilities. In comparison to the 2011/2012 poll, Stirling achieved the biggest rise in its ranking position, climbing 39 places.

Kyla Steenhart, associate director at YouthSight, said:  "Stirling's campus feel clearly resonates with its students. The institution scored particularly well on having a good environment on campus and centralised, convenient facilities and also scored well on having good sports facilities.

“Stirling's achievements were also recognised on Times Higher Education's recent ‘100 Under 50’ university rankings, where it ranked as the number one university under 50 years of age in Scotland.”

Also successful at the awards was ‘Making the Most of Masters’, a partnership project between the University of Edinburgh, the University of Stirling and the University of Aberdeen, which won the award for Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative. The project aims to improve collaboration between employers and universities by providing opportunities for Masters students to undertake work based projects.

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