News | Friday, 28th November 2014
MMU top-rated for international student satisfaction
Much work makes Manchester 'home from home'
MMU has been named one of the best universities in the UK for international student satisfaction.
The StudyPortals International Student Satisfaction Awards 2014 are based on 16,427 comments made by 6,923 international students in Europe. These reviews provide rare insights into universities’ performance from an international student perspective.
The universities included in the award had to have received more than 20 reviews during the last academic year. Institutions were given an Outstanding Student Satisfaction Award if their average rating was 9.5 or higher out of 10. The Excellent Student Satisfaction Award was received by the universities that had average rating of 9.0 or higher.
Eight universities in the UK, including MMU, were awarded a Certificate of Outstanding International Student Satisfaction.
Great study destination
Stephen Parkin, Director of MMU International, said: “MMU is delighted to receive such wonderful reviews from our international students. The University’s investment in new campus facilities have positively contributed to our international students recommending MMU as a great study destination.
"We have worked hard to create the best possible international student journey and two great student environments in Manchester and Crewe
"Our aim is to ensure students access the right support services to meet their specific needs and make the city they live in ‘their home from home’.
Compared to the previous year, overall student satisfaction has improved in the UK. Britain’s average has increased from 8.8 in the last academic year to 9.0 this year. This means that UK universities rank 2nd place in international students’ satisfaction amongst the most popular study destinations in Europe.