YORK St John University has moved into the top 10 of the Times Higher Education's annual Student Experience Survey.

The results show an impressive rise to 9th place for York St John University who were placed 58th in 2012.

This is the first time a post-1992 university has come in the survey's top 10 for student experience.

This year's Student Experience Survey validated by specialist youth research agency YouthSight for the THE, gathered the views of more than 12,000 UK undergraduate students. Participants, who were not told the purpose of the polling, were drawn from all years of undergraduate degree study to rate their institution's performance in 21 categories that matter most to them, from the quality of staff and lectures to social life and accommodation.

Prof David Fleming Vice Chancellor at York St John University, said: "It's a fantastic reward for all our dedicated staff, who work extremely hard to ensure our students get the most out of their time at York St John."

Categories in which the University improved most include high quality staff and lectures, helpful and interested staff, good social life, tuition in small groups, good library and library opening hours and I would recommend my university to a friend.