National Student Survey Results 2009

Issued: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:20:00 BST

The Department of Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow has received outstanding scores in the National Student Survey for 2009. For the purposes of the NSS, the Department is included in the 'History' results, and the highlights are:

Achievement of University benchmarking target in 19 out of 22 categories

Equal to or better than the overall University score in 19 out of 22 categories

Equal to or better than the score for the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences in 19 out of 22 categories

In the upper quartile of all history results in the UK in 16 out of 22 categories

96% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that 'Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course.' The scores for the University, Faculty and History as a whole were 90%, 90% and 95% respectively.

Some students' comments on the Department itself, as provided for the survey:

"I have found academic staff to be outstandingly helpful with regards to all aspects of the course."

"The economic and social history staff were all really approachable and passionate about their subjects."

"Individual lecturers and the department as a whole continually strive to maintain a level of excellence. Lecturers and teaching staff have always gone that extra mile."

"The support from the staff has been excellent, they have always been helpful, friendly and enthusiastic."

"Department is excellent and the staff are exceptional."

"The majority of the staff know who you are which makes it a friendly environment. I feel privileged to have been a part of this department for the last four years."


Issued: 14th October 2009