HUDDERSFIELD University has scored top marks in a student satisfaction survey.
Thousands of final year students took part in a national questionnaire last year to help gather views on courses at every university in the country.
It was the third year running the survey had been carried out by the Government’s funding agency, the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
And Huddersfield University led the way, coming top in West Yorkshire and being among the best in the country.
Courses in health subjects, drama, politics and construction management received the highest seals of approval by its students.
The survey asked students to rate subjects including the quality of teaching, overall academic support and learning resources available, as well as the student’s overall level of satisfaction.
Sue Bernhauser, dean of human and health sciences, said: “This is an excellent result for the school and the staff and a tremendous endorsement of the NHS courses here at Huddersfield.
“We work in complete partnership with the local NHS in that we have representatives on their committees and they have representatives on ours.
“I would describe it as a very symbiotic relationship, where both halves of the partnership inform the other.
“The students also receive regular support and visits by our academic staff to ensure the overall student experience is a good one.”
The university’s health courses – which help to train NHS professionals – received particular praise after being listed in the top 5% of the country for student satisfaction.
Kath Hinchliff, NHS Yorkshire and Humberside’s associate director of education commissioning, said: “We are extremely proud of the partnerships that are in place between the health services and our local universities.
“We have a very high calibre of staff involved in NHS training within Yorkshire and the Humber. It’s nice to have this confirmed by such an important independent report.
“It is a great endorsement to the NHS knowing the quality of its courses and good news for patients that staff are being so well trained.”