Time to deliver

In the latest issue of University Business magazine, we discuss how HE can create the very best student experience

As students return to campus for another year, it’s time for us to put our training, planning and preparation to good use. HE has received some negative press in recent weeks, after some institutions announced they will be raising tuition fees to the maximum £9,250 per year from 2017. This means that delivering the very best student experience has never been more important. But with an ever-changing list of requirement and demands from such a diverse student body, how can UK universities realistically keep everyone happy?

In our latest issue our roundtable discuss how everything from facilities and estates to social and welfare issues, come together to make the best student experience (p.17).

Since our last issue, we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing team GB set an Olympic record by winning 67 medals at the Rio 2016 Games. Their stunning tally in Brazil meant Great Britain smashed the pre-Games target of 48, which was set by UK Sport. So, while the nation still basks in its sporting glory, it is time for HE to strike while the iron is hot. Universities are becoming increasingly aware that top of the range sporting facilities and promoting mass participation are key to attracting students, so we take a look at some of the best sports facilities on campus, on page 39. 

So here it is, our student experience edition, read it here, for free.


Asking what makes a great student experience always sparks an interesting debate. We’d love to hear your views on this, and to see how your institution is attracting and retaining students. Get it touch: rebecca.paddick@wildfirecomms.co.uk