Which? University Student Survey 2014: the results

The results of the Which? University Student Survey 2014 are in... and here are the top scoring universities for sports, nightlife, student union activities, politics and the creative scenes..

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More than 12,500 undergraduates across the UK have rated their university on a whole range of extra-curricular characteristics: sports, nightlife, student union activities and the political and creative scenes.

Here are the top performing universities for each category (in no particular order) – click on the images to find out more... 




Student union activities

Creative scene


Political scene


About the Which? University Student Survey 2014

Each year, Which? commissions an independent survey of current higher education students in the UK to find out more about their experience of university.

This year we asked 4,519 students (second year and above) to score the degree to which they would describe their university as being sporty, political, creative, having a diverse local nightlife and varied student union activities on offer. We merged these findings with results from our 2013 student survey so we can characterise a greater number of institutions using a larger combined base (of around 12,600 students).

We feature results for 119 institutions. Where we have answers from at least 30 students, we analyse the results to calculate average scores and to highlight groups of top-performing universities for each extra-curricular aspect. The surveys were carried out in October 2014 and July 2013 by YouthSight using a panel of students.

Student reviews

As well as scoring their institutions, current students also provided feedback on what specifically they rate about the extra-curricular offering at their university. 

These comments are displayed as student views within our university profiles.

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