Posted 2 September 2010
Potential university students have named the Harper Adams website as one of the best higher education websites in the country.
A panel of students from several sixth form colleges were asked to review the websites from 152 higher education institutions in the UK.
They were asked to give marks out of five for the categories accessibility, contact information, peer review, unique selling point and insight.
Harper achieved full marks for three of these categories - including that the University College had a ‘unique role and character’ and was very accessible to users.
The survey was carried out by the Times Higher Education supplement which reported that the message from the panel was clear – applicants wanted to hear less from universities themselves and much more from their students.
James Armstrong, Web Design Manager at Harper Adams, said: “I am really pleased with these results. We work very hard here at Harper Adams to make the website easy to use, fresh and up to date.
“The website is a key marketing tool for all prospective students (undergraduate, postgraduate and professional) these days, as well as being a useful tool for current students and staff, so it’s important to us that the website is easy to navigate and all information about the campus, courses, staff, accommodation etc, is as easy to find as possible.
“The introduction of video content and links to social networking sites such as Twitter over the last few years is helping to make information about Harper Adams even more accessible and informative than ever.
“It’s really gratifying to know that sixth form students who may be thinking about going on to higher education have found our website so useful.
“The website is constantly being reviewed and we hope to maintain its position as one of the best university websites around!
“Our students have placed us as the Sunday Times University College of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010.”