The University of Bolton has been named number one in Greater Manchester for student satisfaction for the third year running.

The National Student Survey (NSS) preliminary results reveal that the university scored 86.53 for overall student satisfaction, higher than any other university in the county.

The University of Bolton was also placed in the top 20 for overall student satisfaction in England in the survey, which is managed by the Office for Students (OfS) on behalf of the UK funding and regulatory bodies.

Dr Kondal Reddy Kandadi, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton, said he was delighted by the news.

He said: “Providing the best possible learning experience for our students is at the heart of everything we do, so to be first in Greater Manchester once again and in the top 20 in England is a fantastic achievement.

“It is all the more special as this survey is completed by the people who know the university the best - our students.

“The University of Bolton excels in a number of courses, but we are also very focused on making students feel welcome, valued and part of a friendly learning atmosphere.

“Smaller class sizes and one-to-one tutoring is something not every university can offer and we know that our students greatly appreciate them.”

Dr Kandadi added: “Our multi-million-pound investment in student learning infrastructure also shows our commitment to providing the best facilities for our students.

“This is a ringing endorsement from them and we pledge to continue to focus on making the student experience the best it possibly can be.”

The first class result comes just weeks after University of Bolton was placed second in the UK for its English and Creative Writing courses in The Guardian University League Tables 2020.

The courses achieved an overall Guardian score of 99.6, with 92.6 satisfied with teaching, 90.3 satisfied with feedback and 10 out of 10 for added value.

Durham was number one and Oxford third in the English and Creative Writing subject category.

And it was named as one of the top 10 in the UK for its courses and lecturers in a prestigious award voted for by students

The university came seventh in the ‘Courses and Lecturers’ category in the Whatuni? Student Choice Awards 2019 (WUSCA).

The University of Bolton was placed 15th in the country.

A total of 160 Higher Education institutions took part.