A world-class experience for tomorrow’s world changers
Students are the lifeblood of our University: they are our partners in learning, our future colleagues and our ambassadors worldwide. We need to offer our students more than a degree if we are to continue to attract the best: an end-to-end excellent experience for all.
Our unique programmes and renowned Scottish educational tradition set us apart on the global stage. We will:
- Regularly review our course portfolio and align our high-quality provision with the needs and demands of current and prospective students.
- Ensure that all students benefit from a learning experience that is embedded within and enriched by our research culture.
- Develop our students’ graduate attributes and build employability into all programmes of study through work-related learning, enterprise and placement opportunities.
Our students expect and deserve a first-class higher education experience. We will:
- Invest in our student learning, development and support services.
- Expand the provision of social and recreational space across campus.
- Grow the student population modestly and optimise the balance of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students.
We value our students as partners in their learning and development. We will:
- Work closely with the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) to communicate openly and transparently with our students.
- Involve students thoroughly in programme design, enhancement and evaluation.
- Ensure proper support and recognition for student-led extracurricular activities through the SRC and other student bodies.
- Undergraduate satisfaction: 91%
We will achieve at least 91% overall satisfaction in the undergraduate National Student Survey.
- Assessment and feedback: 75%
We will improve our procedures for student assessment and feedback to achieve an average of 75% in questions 5-9 of the National Student Survey .
- Undergraduate entry tariff: 470
We will target the best and ensure the average tariff of our students on entry exceeds 470.
- PGT population: 4,500
We will steadily grow our overall taught postgraduate population to 4,500 FTE by 2020.
- PGR population: 1.9
We will grow our research postgraduate population to achieve a PGR to academic ratio of 1.9 by 2020.
- Job prospects: 94%
At least 94% of our students will be in employment or further study six months after graduation.