Cardiff Met wins 'Most Improved Student Experience' at the Times Higher Education Awards


​The Cardiff Met team accepting their award at last nights Times Higher Education Awards.

Cardiff Metropolitan University won the Most Improved Student Experience Award at last night's Times Higher Education Awards, held in association with Santander Universities.

This award was achieved based on student votes through the Times Higher Education's 'Student Experience Survey'.

Now in their tenth year, the Times Higher Education Awards are a highlight of the academic calendar, shining a spotlight on the outstanding achievements of institutions, teams and individuals in the UK higher education sector.  

The Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark, joined academics and professional and support staff from all over the country to celebrate the pioneering spirit, adaptability and sheer quality of our institutions.

The glittering black-tie event, hosted by Jack Dee, also included awards for the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative and University of the Year.

Their victory was witnessed by nearly 1,200 people who gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane for the awards last night.

John Gill, editor of Times Higher Education, said: "Our universities and colleges are among the nation's most respected institutions, both domestically and internationally, and it is THE's great privilege to have played a part in celebrating their achievements over the past decade. Long may it continue!"

Cardiff Met's Jacqui Hare,  commented on the award, ''As Deputy Vice Chancellor and Director of Student Experience, I am delighted that Cardiff Metropolitan University has received the THE Award for the Most Improved Student Experience.  The University remains committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of its work.  Staff work in partnership with the Student Union and Student Representatives to enhance the student experience in a deliberate strategic approach and gaining this award is testament to the significant progress we have made''.

For more coverage of the awards, profiles of our winners, and photos from the evening, please visit or pick up a copy of THE, available in newsagents from 4 December.