Uni listens to international student voice
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 09:15:00 GMT
The new Student Central building was a response to findings about sports facilities and centralised student support
HUNDREDS of international students have been passing their verdict on facilities and services at the University of Huddersfield and it is expected that once again it will be highly positive.
The International Student Barometer (ISB), conducted by the independent research body i-graduate, is carried out among some 165,000 students in more than 180 institutions around the globe, including the University of Huddersfield, which has 3,000 overseas students from 120 countries.
When it was last surveyed by the ISB, Huddersfield emerged as the top scoring university in the world. Now, after at least a quarter of its international students took part in the latest online survey, it is hoped that there will be another strong showing when the results are released in late February.
“We are waiting with excitement to find out how we performed, but we do know that we had a great turnout,” said Andrew Mandebura, who is the University of Huddersfield’s Director of International Development.
He added that the University had a strong record of listening to the voice of students who take part in the survey. The construction of the £22.5 million Student Central building – recently opened by HRH The Princess Royal – was in part a response to ISB findings about sports facilities and centralised student support.
The latest ISB survey was conducted in November, 2014, and the views of international students were canvassed in four categories, covering topics that included the quality of the campus, the facilities for teaching and learning, the levels of support offered and the help given to newly-arrived overseas students.