University 5th in UK for student satisfaction in National Student Survey

University 5th in UK for student satisfaction in National Student Survey

The University of Aberdeen has been ranked fifth for overall student satisfaction out of 122 UK higher education institutions in this year's National Student Survey (NSS), a rise of six places on last year's survey.

The NSS measures student satisfaction at UK universities across a range of areas related to their learning experience.

The University was ranked in the top 10 in a number of areas, including:

  • I have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on my course (2nd in UK)
  • I have been able to contact staff when I need to (7th)
  • Staff are good at explaining things (9th)
  • Staff have made the subject interesting (8th)
  • My course has provided me with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics (8th)

Welcoming the results, Vice-Principal (Education) Ruth Taylor said: “In a year full of unprecedented challenges for our students and staff, our performance in the NSS is testament to our efforts to provide the best possible learning experience for our students.

“Achieving these results has been a huge collective effort by staff right across the University in Schools and Directorates in partnership with our students, who we have listened to and supported every step of the way as we navigated the many challenges posed by the pandemic together.

“To score so highly across such a broad range of areas is testament to the quality of our staff who have worked so hard to provide each individual student with the best possible learning experience, as we moved to a model of blending learning in response to Covid-19 restrictions.

“As our most recent cohort of graduates prepare for their online graduation ceremonies next week, I want to thank them for their efforts over their final year and wish them the very best of success in their future endeavours.

“And to our new and returning students, we can assure you that our efforts to provide you with the transformational learning experience that the University is renowned for will continue, as we prepare to welcome you back on campus in September.”

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