Great university, exceeded my expectations. It could do with more library space/updated main building however I love the intimacy of campus and that everything is so close!
Student Review: 4 /5
By member556119 On 13th April 21
Award season is coming up with the hotly awaited StudentCrowd University Awards being announced in July 2021.
It's been an unusual year and probably not the experience we would ideally want for our students but reviews are more important than ever to prospective students.
With 1.5 million unique visitors to our site this year, we know prospective students are using authentic student reviews to make decisions.
UCAS’s 2020 New Applicant Survey (above) reported that the second most important resource to decide which university to apply to was ‘Online reviews by other students’.
78% of respondents stated reviews were either ‘important’ or ‘extremely important’ to their university decision, second only to a university’s own website.
With no on-campus open days, prospective students are researching student reviews for information, typically turning to Google and finding StudentCrowd!
Generating reviews for your uni: benefits students, benefits you
Our data shows the more reviews you generate, the higher up the league tables you move.
Simply put, the more reviews you have, the more rounded and diverse the feedback on your university is.
Universities with a low number of reviews tend to be from those disgruntled students who want to get something off their chest.
As review numbers increase, these tend to get evened out with a more balanced, reflective score of the actual student experience.
How you can get involved
We have created lots of ways to engage with review generation at your university, these include:
- Start using these social media assets straight way
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You can put these simple steps into action today to start generating reviews.