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The University of Portsmouth has had a successful off season since the culmination of the 2015/2016 academic year.

Following another rewarding graduation month, the University of Portsmouth retained both its outstanding status for student satisfaction, with the Students Union keeping its top 20 position, and Portsmouth was deemed the most cost effective city to study in by RBS.

The National Student Survey results showed that overall satisfaction is 89 per cent, out ranking the national average of 86 per cent across all areas. Furthermore, 19 individual courses achieved 100 per cent satisfaction in the survey.

 With 80 per cent of students completing the survey, compared to 72 per cent last year, the turnout was seven per cent above the average, meaning that the results have increased validity

The final figure equates to factors such as teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources and personal development.

Reacting to the news, the President of the University of Portsmouth Student’s Union James Belmonte said: “It’s great news to see that we continue to hold our position – strides ahead of the national average.”

“It’s great news to see that we continue to hold our position – strides ahead of the national average.”

Adding to this achievement, the University of Portsmouth’s Students Union then sealed a place as one of the top 20 Unions in the country in the same survey, with over 3,000 graduating students giving the Students Union a score of 79 per cent.

 The University of Portsmouth’s Students Union then sealed a place as one of the top twenty unions in the country in the same survey. Over 3,000 graduating students gave the Students Union a score of 79 per cent.

Belmonte added: “Over the next few months we’ll review student feedback across both the University and Union to ensure we continue to improve the student experience wherever possible.”

“Over the next few months we’ll review student feedback across both the University and Union to ensure we continue to improve the student experience wherever possible.”

A figure which puts the Students Union streaks ahead of rival universities in the area. The University of Southampton has 66 per cent satisfaction, Southampton Solent University scored 64 per cent and there was 75 per cent satisfaction with the University of Chichester’s Students Union.

This follows the news that the University of Portsmouth topped the RBS Student Living Index list of most cost-effective city in the UK, with Southampton finishing 24 out of 25 cities in the survey.

The survey was made up of a range of factors including costs of going out compared to time students spend studying.

The two studies confirm that the University of Portsmouth begins the year in a healthy position compared to other UK Universities.

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