7 September 2017

The University of Hertfordshire has been shortlisted in the Most Improved Student Experience category at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards

The awards, known as the "Oscars of higher education", are in their 13th year and cover a full range of University activity including research, teaching and innovation. The Student Experience category was shortlisted following the Times Higher Education (THE) 2017 Student Experience Survey.

Sal Jarvis, Pro Vice Chancellor for Education and Student Experience at the University of Hertfordshire said:

I am thrilled that we have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award. The University is committed to providing a friendly, supportive and intellectually stimulating environment to allow all our students to succeed and reach their full potential. I am very proud of my colleagues across the University who work tirelessly to meet this commitment and this award is testament to their efforts.

This accolade follows the University’s excellent feedback in this year’s National Student Survey which showed an improvement in overall satisfaction among students at Hertfordshire with 83% saying they are satisfied with their course and several courses reporting scores of 100% for overall satisfaction.

THE editor John Gill said:

Once again, these awards have attracted hundreds of entries from the length and breadth of the nation, and from institutions of every hue. All those shortlisted can be immensely proud to have made it through this first phase, and we at Times Higher Education look forward to honouring the winners for their talent, creativity and commitment at a time for the academy when these qualities are increasingly essential.

Award winners will be announced at a gala ceremony which will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London on Thursday 30 November 2017.

THE Awards 2017 - Shortlisted for most improved student experience