Teesside University is ranked number one of 120 world universities for overall average satisfaction (International Student Barometer 2017 - more information below)
The International Student Barometer Survey is an annual survey conducted by i-graduate.
The International Student Barometer Survey specifically provides universities with an understanding of the motivations, expectations and experience of international students.
At Teesside University, we use the Survey to gain insights into the experience we offer to our international students, to identify the things we are doing well and to understand where we need to make improvements.
It is divided into four sections learning, living, support and arrival with a series of specific categories within each section.
Participation in the International Student Barometer 2017
In the most recent survey, 120 universities around the world were benchmarked in the survey. 31 of those were UK universities.
409 international students at Teesside University responded, so the selection of results below are based on opinions from those students.
You can see the full list of all the universities who participated in the 2017 survey, and also find details of how to verify the results below on the i-graduate website.
2017 results by ranking:
Of 120 global universities which participated in the International Student Barometer 2017, Teesside University is ranked:
- Number one in the world for overall average satisfaction
- Number one in the world for performance feedback
- Number one in the world for overall average satisfaction with the living experience
- Number one in the world for living costs
- Number one in the world for social facilities
- Number one in the world for its Accommodation Office during the arrival process (82 univerisities were ranked in this category)
- Number one in the world for welcome (107 universities participated in this category)
Of 31 UK universities which participated in the International Student Barometer 2017, Teesside University is ranked:
|LEARNING CATEGORY||UK RANKING|
|Average satisfaction with our learning experience||1|
|Topic selection on postgraduate courses||1 (30 universities participated in this category)|
|LIVING CATEGORY||UK RANKING|
|Overall average satisfaction with the living experience||1|
|SUPPORT CATEGORY||UK RANKING|
|Average satisfaction with support||1|
|Careers Service||1 (28 universities participated in this category)|
|Catering (on campus eating outlets)||1 (30 univerisities participated in this category)|
|ARRIVAL CATEGORY||UK RANKING|
|Average satisfaction with arrival||1|
|Accommodation office during the arrivals process||1 (28 universities participated in this category)|
|Social activities on arrival||1 (30 univerisities participated in this category)|
|Welcome||1 (28 universities participated in this category)|
|Internet access on arrival||1 (30 univerisities participated in this category)|
|Accommodation condition on arrival||1|
2017 results by percentage satisfaction, based on the views of 409 students
|LEARNING CATEGORY||% SATISFACTION|
|Average satisfaction with our learning experience||93.3|
|Technology in the learning environment||96.6|
|LIVING CATEGORY||% SATISFACTION|
|Overall satisfaction with the living experience||90.0|
|SUPPORT CATEGORY||% SATISFACTION|
|Average satisfaction with support||95.6|
|IT support (ITACS)||98.9|
|International Student Advisers||96.8|
|Halls Welfare Wardens||94.9|
|Catering (on campus eating outlets)||94.8|
|ARRIVAL CATEGORY||% SATISFACTION|
|Overall satisfaction with arrival||91.9|
|Accommodation office on arrival||100|
|Social activities on arrival||94.7|
|Meeting staff on arrival||94.6|
How we used the results of the International Student Barometer Survey 2016
The feedback we received in 2016 resulted in the following developments at the University.
They would like more opportunities to make friends with UK students and better signposting to things to do in the local area.
Appointed an Events Co-ordinator in the Department of International Development, to
They wanted to know what we are doing to ensure they feel happy, healthy and safe at Teesside.
They thought our accommodation needed updating.
Refurbished and redecorated our university-owned housing. New student accommodation is part of our £300m campus development master plan.
For more information about International Student Barometer and Teesside's results, please contact Sam Bull, Account Executive, Continuous Surveys, i-graduate, Sam.Bull@i-graduate.org