VU higher than national average for skills development and learner engagement

VU students rate their uni above the national average in key areas

Victoria University students have rated their university above the national average in the categories of Skills Development and Learner Engagement in data published this week in the 2018 Good Universities Guide.

The Good Universities Guide ranks VU in the top three universities in the state for Skills Development, with 81.9% of VU students rating this measure positively in the annual Student Experience Survey, compared with the national average of 81.2%.

The Good Universities Guide is influential among prospective students for providing ratings on all universities in Australia based on criteria derived from the Student Experience Survey, Graduate Outcome Survey, government data, and more. The score is above RMIT (80.0%), Swinburne (79.8%), Monash (79.8%), Latrobe (79.7%) and Melbourne (79.2%).

The Good Universities Guide also put VU in the top five Victorian universities for Learner Engagement, with 64.6% of VU students positively rating this part of their education experience, compared with a national average of 64.2%.  

The score is above Swinburne (64.2%); Monash (63.4%); Deakin (62.6%); and Melbourne (62.0%).

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In course-specific data, VU scored five stars, or in the country’s top 20% for:

  • Learner Engagement for Business and Management, and Science and Mathematics;
  • Skills Development for Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences, and Social Work.

 In addition, the Good Universities Guide reveals that:

  • 65% of VU students are non-school leavers through pathway programs – the highest proportion of any Victorian University.
  • 21% of VU students are from low SES backgrounds – no other Victorian metro university enrols as many low SES students per capita as VU, highlighting its success in serving students traditionally under-represented at university.  

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