Glasgow shines again in student satisfaction survey with top marks of 90%

Published: 17 August 2011

The University of Glasgow has again performed well in the National Student Survey, receiving a glowing satisfaction rating of 90% from students in the 2011 poll.

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The University of Glasgow has again performed well in the National Student Survey, receiving a glowing satisfaction rating of 90 per cent from students in the 2011 poll.

The overall aggregated results place Glasgow as the joint top-rated university in Scotland for student satisfaction along with St Andrews and joint-seventh in the UK.

On question 22, which asks how satisfied students are overall with their experience, Glasgow is ranked fifth in the UK at 90 per cent, ahead of the Scottish average of 87 per cent, the Russell Group average of 83 per cent and the overall sector satisfaction rate of 83 per cent.

Students who are enrolled at Glasgow highlighted teaching, learning resources and personal development particularly highly.

Eight subjects were ranked top in the UK, including four subjects with a 100 per cent satisfaction rating – accountancy, dentistry, finance and sports science; and computer science (98 per cent), geology/earth sciences (98 per cent), nursing (98 per cent) and microbiology (95 per cent).

The response rate from Glasgow’s students was 77 per cent, significantly higher than the sector average of 65 per cent.

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal & Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said: “It is particularly pleasing that our students continue to rate the quality and satisfaction of their experiences so highly. Year-on-year we continue to be at the top of the National Student Survey outcomes in both Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom

“All of the staff at Glasgow work very hard to ensure that our students enjoy a top-quality learning experience, receive world-class teaching and support, and have access to the best facilities on campus. This outcome is a tribute to their dedication to our student community.

“Where we can further improve our offering, we are committed to doing so. All of this makes the University an enjoyable and valuable place to study and, once again, this commitment to students is reflected in the results of the National Student Survey.”

The National Students Survey is a large-scale survey covering around 95 per cent of universities in the UK. It offers final-year undergraduate students the opportunity to rate their academic experience and is conducted by the independent market research agency, Ipsos MORI.

The full results can be found at

For more information contact Stuart Forsyth in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 4831 or email


First published: 17 August 2011

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