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The University of Southampton

Southampton voted number one by international students

Published: 1 December 2005

The University of Southampton has achieved top ranking in a new satisfaction survey for international students.

The International Student Barometer (ISB), which tracks opinion across the international student experience at three points in the academic year, was launched in June 2005 with Southampton one of twelve members of its Founder's Group.

The pilot study, which has just been published, considered the student view at the end of the academic year, focusing on importance and satisfaction of the learning, living and support elements of student life.

Southampton received the top satisfaction scores in 13 categories: lecturer expertise, teaching, academic content, research, academic support, assessment, careers guidance, flexible study, sports facilities, internet access, financial support, Finance Department, and Graduate School, making it the top university overall.

Jo Doyle, Head of Southampton's International Office, said: "This is a splendid endorsement of the quality of the international student experience at Southampton. It is also particularly pleasing to note that our international students were more likely to recommend the University to future students compared with others in the ISB group.

"We place great emphasis at Southampton on ensuring that international students feel welcome and well supported during their time here, as well as receiving excellent education and research opportunities. The results of this survey will help us to build on the good work that is already being done."

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