Friday, 12 October 2018

The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater has welcomed the release of the International Student Barometer 2018, which showed significant improvements in students’ reported satisfaction.

This year’s results, taken from 996 UWA student survey respondents, showed high levels of satisfaction across all four indicators – arrival satisfaction, learning satisfaction, support satisfaction and living satisfaction.

Significantly, UWA students’ overall satisfaction with their student experience increased by three percentage points to 93 per cent in this year’s metrics.

The survey also found 80 per cent of students reported that they would recommend UWA, up from 76 per cent in 2017.

Professor Freshwater said it was pleasing to see the University’s renewed focus on teaching and student experience reflected in the results.

“UWA outperforms Australian and global averages for overall student satisfaction and the University tops the Group of Eight across overall satisfaction for arrival, learning, living, support and happiness,” she said.

“I would like to congratulate UWA teaching and student support staff for these terrific results, and thank our students for such warm feedback.”

The International Student Barometer metrics are determined through an annual survey of international students. The global survey involved 144 universities in 17 countries including 35 Australian universities.

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David Stacey (UWA Media Manager)                                            08 6488 3229/ 0432 637 716


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