University joint 15th for student satisfaction in UK National Student Survey

The University of Aberdeen has been ranked joint 15th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS), a rise of ten places on last year.

The survey measures student satisfaction at all UK universities using a broad range of themes.

This year, the University has seen significant improvement in a number of areas, most notably in Teaching (ranked 20th in the UK, a rise of 21 places), Learning Community (20th, up 15), Learning Resources (6th, up 36), and Organisation and Management (9th, up 5).

Commenting on the NSS results, Senior Vice-Principal Karl Leydecker said: “The National Student Survey results represent more good news for the University, following our success in being named as The Times and Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year, and our excellent performance in this year’s Guardian University Guide.

“Achieving these results has been a huge collective effort by staff right across the University in Schools, Directorates and in the NHS and other partner organisations, in partnership with our students.

“To score so highly across such a broad range of criteria is testament to the quality of our staff who work so hard to provide every student with a transformational learning experience, and I would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication over the past year.

“Once again our reputation as a top University in the UK for learning, teaching and student experience is reflected by these results, which show that our students can expect to receive a world-class education that allows them to fulfil their full potential.”