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Best UK universities for the student experience by region

See the top universities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on a UK map, with regional analysis.

  • Rankings for Students
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Carly Minsky

March 17 2016
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View the full results of the Student Experience Survey 2016

The East Midlands has triumphed in the Loughborough University taking the top spot, and two Nottingham universities in the top 20.

All over England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, universities have been highly rated for providing an excellent academic, social and recreational experience.

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In both Yorkshire and in the West Midlands, two universities place within the top 10 and a third within the top 25.

- Claim a free copy of the full data set in the Student Experience Survey 2016 digital supplement

Three universities in the South West of England – University of Exeter – secure spots in the top 15, making the region the best on average for the university experience.

London universities cluster at the bottom of the ranking; it is the only region in the UK without a top 15 university, due to lower scores for accommodation and community atmosphere in the big city.

Top regional universities for student experience 2016


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