FIVE church-based universities and university colleges in the
Cathedrals Group are among the 20 top scorers for student
satisfaction in the 2012 National Student Survey of 122
Newman University College, Birmingham, was ninth; Winchester
University was joint tenth; Chester University and Trinity
University College, Leeds, were joint 12th; and St Mary's
University College, Twickenham, was joint 15th.
The Vice-Chancellor of Winchester, Professor Joy Carter, who
chairs the Cathedrals Group, said that one of the keys to its
success was the attention given to good staff-student relationships
in the Group, praised in last year's report Distinctiveness and
Identity in a Challenging HE Environment, by the Leadership
Foundation for Higher Education (
News, 11 November 2011).