Good results in National Student Survey

Published: 6 August 2009

The University of Glasgow has achieved strong results in the latest National Student Survey, with 90 per cent of students giving positive feedback on their time at the university.

The University of Glasgow has achieved strong results in the latest National Student Survey.

According to figures published today, 90 per cent of final year students at the University are satisfied with their course.

The result is a four per cent increase on last year and sees the University buck a national trend, which saw satisfaction falling slightly. The national average score was 81 per cent.

The results were welcomed by Sir Muir Russell, Principal of the University of Glasgow.

He said: “These results show that our institution is providing a first class education for students and they recognise the part our staff play in that.

“All of our staff seek to give our students the best education and experience they can while they are studying here and we are delighted at their efforts.

“Of particular note is the improvement in students' evaluation of our assessment and feedback practices.

“I would like to thank our staff for their commitment to students and also our students for taking the time to take part in the National Student Survey.”

Laura Laws, President of the University's Students' Representative Council said: "This result shows that students think the University of Glasgow is a great place to study.
"As well as being in a vibrant city, the University gives a first-class education, delivered by staff who really care about, and listen, to their students. 
"This shows publically what Glasgow students have known for years - this is a fantastic university.
"The SRC is delighted to have been part of the team who have worked hard at Glasgow to make these results possible."

The NSS is a national initiative, conducted annually since 2005. The survey runs across all publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and participating HEIs in Scotland. Additionally, since 2008, Further Education Colleges (FECs) with directly funded higher education students in England have been eligible to participate.

The survey asks final year undergraduates and students in their final year of a course leading to undergraduate credits or qualifications to provide feedback on their courses in a nationally recognised format. There are 22 questions, relating to the following aspects of the student learning experience:

    * Teaching on My Course
    * Assessment and Feedback
    * Academic Support
    * Organisation and Management
    * Learning Resources
    * Personal Development
    * Overall Satisfaction

Students are also given the opportunity to write comments on their student learning experience as a whole at their university.

The full results are available here -

First published: 6 August 2009

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