University ranked amongst best in UK for student satisfaction

University ranked amongst best in UK for student satisfaction

The University of Aberdeen is ranked third in Scotland for student satisfaction, according to figures released by the National Student Survey.

The survey – which rates student opinion in areas including teaching, academic support and learning resources – also positioned the University in the top 20 higher education institutions in the UK.

A total of 150 institutions were evaluated in the annual assessment.

Results showed 89% of final year undergraduates at the University are satisfied with the quality of their degree course.

Rachel Sandison, Head of Student Recruitment and Admissions at the University of Aberdeen said: "We are delighted with the National Student Survey rankings which strongly reflect the great importance the University of Aberdeen places on the quality of our student experience.

"Listening to the opinions of our student body is crucial, and we conduct regular evaluations to ensure that the support systems and facilities we have in place are meeting their demands and needs.

"With a £230 million investment in new campus facilities over the next 10 years – including projects such as the new University of Aberdeen Library, the Aberdeen Sports Village and the Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare – this is an extremely exciting time of transformation for the University.

"Commitment to the student experience will continue to be the key focus for the University in the future.  A major restructuring of the University's curriculum will mean that from 2010, undergraduate students at Aberdeen will have a more flexible degree structure, which retains all the quality and depth of the traditional Scottish degree. 

"This development will help Aberdeen graduates to leave the University academically excellent, intellectually flexible, and committed to personal development, while also being critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens."