For the 14th year in a row, the University of New England has earned the top five-star rating from the Good Universities Guide for the quality of its student experience - a record unmatched by any other Australian public university.
"This is an unequalled record of excellence," Vice-Chancellor Brigid Heywood said. She thought the results reflected one of UNE's founding principles: that the university's role is not to teach subjects or courses of study, but educate people.
"Our five-star ratings in student satisfaction show that we remain true to our philosophy of putting students first," Professor Heywood said.
UNE was also awarded the top rating in five other important categories: Teaching Quality; Student Support; Full Time Employment; graduate Starting Salary; and as an educator of students who were the first in their family to attend university.
UNE also keeps its five-star rating for "Teaching Quality" in 2019. This rating has been awarded to the university for 12 of the past 13 years.
The Guide found that 90 per cent of UNE's Business and Management graduates were in full-time work within four months of graduating, on a median salary of $75,000. UNE's Law and Psychology graduates also fell into the highest category for graduate starting salaries.
Professor Heywood reflected that the Good Universities Guide ratings endorse the quality and dedication of UNE staff over the past 14 years, and the relevance of the courses they deliver.
"UNE regards our students as individuals, with individual requirements, and we aim to meet them wherever they are in life to help them attain a higher education."
The Good Universities Guide 2019 results can be viewed online: https://bit.ly/2mvgJAI