THE University of Bolton is first class when it comes to what its students think.

Courses at the university scored high in this year's National Student Survey, with it being named number one in the for student satisfaction in social work and a range of subjects connected to medicine.

The university’s nursing and law courses also featured in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the survey.

The University of Bolton was named top in Greater Manchester in social work, subjects connected to medicine ­— both scoring a perfect 100 per cent score ­— law, which received at 95.45 per cent satisfaction score, nursing, with a 93.15 per cent satisfaction score, psychology with a 88.79 per cent satisfaction score.

Accounting, business studies, cinematics and photography, electronic and electrical engineering, and English also scored highly to place the university top in the region for those subjects.

The university also came in the top five in the region for overall satisfaction in 15 subject areas.

The National Student Survey gathers students' opinions on the quality of their courses each year. It is aimed to help prospective students make informed choices. The data is also used by institutions to identify how to improve the student experience.

The University of Bolton also performed strongly in the UK Engagement Survey (UKES), which named it as sixth in the sector across the country for assessment and feedback.

Dr Kondal Reddy Kandadi, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton, said: "It is extremely encouraging to have received such ringing endorsements from our students about how satisfied they are with the courses delivered by the University of Bolton. We place student success and learning experience at the centre of everything we do here. Our excellent student satisfaction results in the latest national surveys reflect this. I am delighted that we have scored so highly in many areas including Nursing, Social Work and Law. We will continue our core commitment to making the learning the best that it can be for our students."