Durham University is the top university for on-campus wi-fi, according to data compiled by StudentCrowd.
The online review community asked students to rate their universities on a number of criteria including campus facilities, students’ unions and wi-fi.
The data were based on 7,348 student reviews, giving Durham an average score of 4.5 out of five for wi-fi.
A review left on StudentCrowd by a Durham University graduate said that they "appreciated how fast/reliable” the wi-fi at their university was when they had their own after leaving university.
|Best for wi-fi||University|
|3||University of Sheffield|
|5||University of Leeds|
|8||Royal Holloway, University of London|
|9||University of Winchester|
|10||University of Leicester|
There were positive reviews for many of the other universities that were featured in the top 10, such as “I can get fast wi-fi anywhere I go”, one reviewer said, writing about the University of Sheffield. And a student at Loughborough University noted that there was wi-fi access all over campus – “even the shuttle buses!”
Research published earlier this year by facilities management company Sodexo found that wi-fi is of high importance to students, with 79 per cent of UK students considering it the most important service at their university.
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