Student satisfaction at University of Aberdeen up for second year

Student satisfaction at the University of Aberdeen has gone up for the second year running in this year's National Student Survey (NSS).

Overall student satisfaction at the University has risen to 88 per cent, above the sector average, with a satisfaction rating of over 90 per cent in half of all subjects. 

Ten subjects at Aberdeen are top in Scotland for overall satisfaction, including five subjects that scored 100 per cent.

The NSS is an annual survey of nearly half a million UK students that gathers opinions on their experiences of studying at their chosen institution, and is scored across a range of criteria. 

Under individual criteria, satisfaction at the University has gone up in the areas of ‘teaching on my course’, ‘academic support’ and ‘organisation and management’.   The University continues to perform well in ‘assessment and feedback’ and ‘personal development’.

Professor Peter McGeorge, Vice-Principal for Learning and Teaching, said: ”Our performance in this year’s survey reflects the high quality of the teaching here at Aberdeen, and the support we provide to students.

“It is testament to our determination to provide students with a transformational learning experience that allows them to realise their full potential.

“We are continually striving to deliver excellence in education, and this is reflected in the continued rise in overall student satisfaction over the last two years, as well as our status as a top five UK University for graduate employment.