Student Experience Survey 2018: the safest UK universities

The safest universities in the UK, as perceived by current students, have been revealed

March 22 2018
Student Experience Survey 2018: safest universities

View the overall results of the 2018 Student Experience Survey

Feeling safe while studying is a top consideration for many prospective students when they start thinking about where to go to university. Enjoying a sense of security, comfort and happiness during your time at college can make the difference between staying on and getting a good degree or deciding to look elsewhere or even drop out altogether.

As part of the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018, more than 20,000 students were asked the extent to which they agreed that their university offered “good security”. The table below shows how the UK’s institutions perform on this question.


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The safest UK universities 2018

Rank University name Good security score
1 University of Surrey 86.9
2 University of Bath 86.2
=3 University of Chichester 85.6
=3 Lancaster University 85.6
5 University of St Andrews 85.5
6 University of East Anglia (UEA) 84.4
7 Edge Hill University 84.3
=8 Loughborough University 84.2
=8 University of York 84.2
10 University of Reading 83.6
11 University of Exeter 83.2
12 University of Cambridge 82.8
13 Royal Veterinary College 82.4
=14 Durham University 82.3
=14 Bangor University 82.3
16 Aberystwyth University 82.2
=17 Falmouth University 81.7
=17 St George's, University of London 81.7
19 Northumbria University 81.5
20 University of Leeds 81.3
=21 University of Sheffield 81.1
=21 Newcastle University 81.1
23 University of Warwick 81.0
=24 University of Oxford 80.9
=24 University of Dundee 80.9
=26 University of Chester 80.6
=26 University of Kent 80.6
=28 Harper Adams University 80.4
=28 Swansea University 80.4
=30 University of Lincoln 80.2
=30 University of Winchester 80.2
32 University of Nottingham 80.0
33 University of West London 79.8
=34 University of Southampton 79.7
=34 University of Bristol 79.7
36 University of Worcester 79.6
37 Nottingham Trent University 79.5
38 York St John University 79.4
=39 De Montfort University 78.9
=39 Heriot-Watt University 78.9
=39 Imperial College London 78.9
42 King's College London 78.7
=43 Cardiff University 78.6
=43 Canterbury Christ Church University 78.6
=43 University of Edinburgh 78.6
=46 Sheffield Hallam University 78.3
=46 Aston University 78.3
=46 University of Hertfordshire 78.3
=49 Queen's University Belfast 78.1
=49 Royal Holloway, University of London 78.1
51 University of Gloucestershire 78.0
52 Bucks New University 77.9
53 University of Glasgow 77.7
=54 University of Aberdeen 77.6
=54 University of Central Lancashire 77.6
=54 Bath Spa University 77.6
57 Birmingham City University 77.4
=58 Teesside University 77.3
=58 University of Liverpool 77.3
=58 University of Hull 77.3
=61 University of Manchester 77.2
=61 University of the Arts London 77.2
63 Brunel University London 77.1
=64 University of Sussex 77.0
=64 Coventry University 77.0
=66 Liverpool John Moores University 76.8
=66 University of Bradford 76.8
68 Manchester Metropolitan University 76.7
69 UCL 76.6
70 University of Strathclyde 76.5
=71 University of Derby 76.4
=71 University of Westminster 76.4
73 University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) 76.2
=74 Robert Gordon University 76.1
=74 Ulster University 76.1
=76 University of Stirling 76.0
=76 London Metropolitan University 76.0
=78 University of Essex 75.9
=78 Bournemouth University 75.9
=80 University of Leicester 75.7
=80 Leeds Beckett University 75.7
82 Glasgow Caledonian University 75.6
83 London School of Economics and Political Science 75.5
84 Plymouth University 75.4
85 Norwich University of the Arts 75.1
86 Birkbeck, University of London 75.0
=87 University of Birmingham 74.8
=87 Keele University 74.8
=87 University of Huddersfield 74.8
90 Staffordshire University 74.6
91 University of Wales Trinity Saint David 74.4
=92 University of Cumbria 74.3
=92 Edinburgh Napier University 74.3
94 Oxford Brookes University 74.2
95 University of Salford 74.1
96 Cardiff Metropolitan University 74.0
97 University of South Wales 73.9
98 University of Sunderland 73.5
99 London South Bank University 73.3
100 University of Brighton 73.0
101 University of Wolverhampton 72.9
102 Southampton Solent University 72.6
103 University of Portsmouth 72.4
104 University of East London 72.0
105 Anglia Ruskin University 71.9
106 University of Bedfordshire 71.6
107 University of the West of Scotland 71.0
108 University of Northampton 70.8
109 University of Greenwich 70.5
110 Kingston University 70.3
111 Queen Mary University of London 70.0
112 University of Roehampton 69.7
113 City University London 69.3
114 University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) 69.0
115 Goldsmiths, University of London 68.3
116 Middlesex University 66.7

Read more: The safest universities in England and Wales

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