Every year, the Times Higher Education (THE) UK Student Experience Survey sets out to find the top 100 universities in the United Kingdom, based on student experience. This year Loughborough University emerged as the best for student experience. Established in 2005, the research aims to give prospective students another way to assess the best places to study. To put together the rankings, researchers used 21 criteria to measure each university.

Criteria include the structure of the courses, the quality of staff and lectures– along with how helpful and interesting they are, how good the social life is, community atmosphere, good environment and quality of facilities. The data used for the study is based on the responses of around 15,000 undergraduate students.

The Times state that the latest figures reveal students now have higher expectations and are demanding more from their universities. Below are the Top 10 universities ranked highest in the survey;

Top 10 Loughborough University
1. Loughborough University. Jess Excell, president of Loughborough Students' Union, said upon learning of the results: "What everyone loves about Loughborough is that community feel and that, no matter what your interests, there's something here for you." Flickr
Top 10 Loughborough University
Loughborough University Library. As well as bagging the overall top spot, Loughborough came first in four separate categories: quality facilities; sports facilities; personal requirements; and 'I would recommend my university to a friend'.Flickr
Top 10 Harper Adams University
2. Harper Adams University, Newport. Founded in 1901, Harper Adams is seen as the UK's leading agriculture learning institute. Flickr
Top 10 Harper Adams University
The Bamford Library, Harper Adams University, Newport. Notable Harper Adams alumni include cricketer Boyd Rankin and dog trainer Barbara Woodhouse.Google
Top 10 University of Sheffield
3. Firth Court, University of Sheffield. The University of Sheffield is home to 27,000 students from over 140 countries.WikiCommons
Top 10 University of Sheffield,
The Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield. Named after a former biology professor, the Alfred Denny building is host to the university's Museum of Zoology.WikiCommons
Top 10 University of Oxford
4. University of Oxford. Oxford was recently named the world's top university by The Times as well.Flickr
Top 10 University of Oxford
University of Oxford. Thanks to the high student count, Oxford has the youngest population of any city in England.Flickr
Top 10 University of Bath
5. The University of Bath entrance. Formerly known as the Merchant Venturers' Technical College.Flickr
Top 10 University of Bath
The University of Bath. Bath was granted full university status in 1966 by Royal Charter.Flickr
Top 10 University of Leeds
6. University of Leeds. Leeds has been awarded 22 National Teaching Fellowships, the most of any English educational institution. Flickr
Top 10 University of Leeds
University of Leeds. The university's first student, in 1874, was local miner Shadrach Stephenson.Flickr
Top 10 University of East Anglia
=7. The University of East Anglia. Known for its creative writing courses, three Booker Prize winners received their MAs at UEA.Flickr
Top 10 University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia. These are Anne Enright, Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan.Flickr
Top 10 Newcastle University
=7. King's Gate Building, Newcastle University. Newcastle became independent from the University of Durham in 1963.Flickr
Top 10 Newcastle University
Newcastle University Business School. Newcastle University is one of the few British higher education institutions with no motto.Flickr
Top 10 University of Cambridge
9. University of Cambridge. 90 Cambridge affiliates have won at least one form of Nobel Prize.Flickr
Top 10 University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge. Cambridge is the fourth-oldest surviving university in the world.Flickr
Top 10 Keele University
10. Keele University. Keele is the largest main-campus university in the UK.Flickr
Top 10 Keele University
Keele University chapel. Notable alumni include Steve Jackson of the Fighting Fantasy adventure book series and Yvette Baker, Britain's greatest ever female orienteer. Flickr

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