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26 August 2022

We’re number one! Deakin rated Victoria’s best for overall student experience

Students have once again rated Deakin as the best Victorian university for overall student experience.

Deakin’s position at the top is confirmed in the recent release of the 2021 Student Experience Survey results for undergraduate students. It is the sixth consecutive year Deakin has led Victorian universities for student experience, while also having the most satisfied graduates in the state for 12 years in a row.

In 2021, 76.5 per cent of Deakin students rated their overall experience as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ in the annual survey, which is part of the federal government Department of Education’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT). The result was the highest among Victorian universities and increased on Deakin’s 2020 result of 72.9 per cent.

According to university students, Deakin rated first in Victoria across several components of the survey, with strong levels of satisfaction in the following areas:

Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin said Deakin students and staff had shown remarkable resilience and determination over an incredibly tough two years.

The hard work and dedication of our students and staff are why Deakin’s quality educational experience continues to be recognised. These are remarkable results in the circumstances. I congratulate our students and staff for their dedication and success and offer my appreciation for their trust in Deakin.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Liz Johnson said: ‘It is particularly pleasing to see the increase in student satisfaction with teaching quality and learning resources in 2021, as we apply the insights from our early pandemic response.

‘The results are a testament to the hard work and innovation of our teaching teams and our partnerships with students.’

It’s not too late to have your say for 2022 – this year’s Student Experience Survey is open until 11.59pm, Sunday 28 August (you can also win cash prizes!).

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