NEWCASTLE University is ranked as one of the best in the country for student experience, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey.

The results show that more than nine out of ten students at the university are satisfied with their overall experience. The score is second best in the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

With a 91 per cent satisfaction rate, Newcastle University is in the top six for universities across the UK and is substantially above the average of 86 per cent for the university sector.

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It is ranked in the top ten in the UK for teaching standards with a 90 per cent score.

The university's learning resources also received a 90 per cent satisfaction score by students.

Professor Suzanne Cholerton, the university's pro-vice-chancellor for learning and teaching, said: "We are delighted that our students have ranked their experience at the university so highly.

"The positive feedback from them reflects our commitment to provide the best possible combination of teaching quality, learning resources and state-of-the-art facilities.

"The results are recognition of the efforts and excellent work carried out by all staff members.

"Their dedication enhances the experience of our students and supports them to acquire the knowledge and experience to realise their academic and professional potential."

The university's overall score has increased by one per cent compared to the 90 per cent achieved in 2013.