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Oxford Beats Cambridge in Student Experience Survey

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Oxford University has beaten Cambridge in the Times Higher Education Student Experience survey 2018.

The survey asked students to rate their satisfaction with their institutions across seven key categories and is based on responses from more than 20,000 undergraduates.

The institution came second in the academic experience category, behind only Harper Adams University.

The university also finished just outside the top 10 for student social life across the UK, while it was ranked 12th for student welfare and 14th for accommodation.

Meanwhile, the institution's overall position of sixth was a slight improvement on their seventh-place ranking in 2017. The university also only finished lower than Cambridge in two of the seven categories, namely accommodation and industry connections, which considers the opportunities for students to secure work placements and learn from field experts.

However, the university does have room to improve in the areas of student safety, finishing 24th and for its facilities, which dropped from 13th best last year, to 27th in the latest survey.