The University has seen an improvement in overall satisfaction scores for 27 subject areas in the National Student Survey this year, with significant improvement of 5% or more in 15 subject areas.
The University’s overall satisfaction remains at last year’s 85%. This places the University 1.4% above the sector average.
Our 85% overall satisfaction places the University 10th within the Russell Group, ahead of the University of Manchester, the University of Nottingham and the University of Durham, amongst others.
Professor Gavin Brown, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education said, “We are pleased that our students have reported an improvement in satisfaction in a number of subject areas across the University. The academic support section has been a particular focus over the last period and I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in these improvements.
“There is, of course, more to do to improve on our institutional satisfaction score, as well as scores in a number of subject areas. We know we can achieve impressive change as our recent success in the 2020 Complete University Guide demonstrates.
“I would like to thank every student who completed the survey – your feedback is crucial to our constant efforts to improve.”
The University has seen an improvement in scores in five sections of the survey.
Seven subjects have seen particularly strong results for overall student satisfaction, achieving 95% overall satisfaction or higher.
Classics, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Ecology and Environmental Biology did particularly well within ‘Teaching on my course’, while Earth Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Accounting, Finance and English have seen marked improvements in comparison to last year or against the sector.
Classics and Ecology and Environmental Biology were also ranked first in the sector for overall satisfaction.
In addition, our library resources were ranked third in the Russell Group in England.
What is the National Student Survey?
The National Student Survey is commissioned annually by the Office for Students and invites final year undergraduate students for feedback about their courses. The results are used by both the University and the Guild to enhance students’ learning experience. The results are also published on Unistats to help prospective students decide which university might be right for them.