Student - December 3, 2009

Thumbs up for VHL and university in student survey

Wageningen University comes up top among all higher education institutions for the fifth consecutive year in the National Students Survey. Students are more positive about Van Hall Larenstein than in the previous year.

Once again, Wageningen University gets the thumbs up in the National Students Survey. The Guide to Higher Education bases its contents on this survey. With a total score of 7.63, the university has even somewhat strengthened her leading position. Students value in particular the variety of choices, the content, the lecturers and the course facilities. The possibility to find housing in Wageningen is the only area which misses the 7. Last year, career preparation scored the lowest.
Students award the highest score to the atmosphere within the organization. This applies to all types of education within Wageningen UR. Students of Van Hall Larenstein also grade its atmosphere well.
VHL scores a total of 6.67, a little better than that of the previous year. Appreciation for the Wageningen location, which was the lowest previously, rises with half a point. The issues which the students are most appreciative over in all the locations are: the facilities, the variety of choices and the content of the courses. On the other hand, communication in VHL scores below the mark, as in previous years. In particular, timely release of results scores low.
The Guide to Fulltime Applied Sciences Higher Education is released on 2 December; the Guide to Universities in mid December.