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Ten courses are given 100% in the National Student Survey

9 Aug 2017 9:30AM

Students have given 10 courses full marks for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS).

The survey asks final year students to score their university experience.

The courses receiving 100% are BA (Hons) English, BA (Hons) History, BA (Hons) Graphic Design; BA (Hons) Photography, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology, BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology, BSc (Hons) Child Health Nursing, BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing (Work Based) and FdSc Network Engineering.

Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Mohammad Dastbaz said “I am pleased to see some of our degrees doing well in the NSS results. Our Arts and Humanities Department did particularly well as did BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology which was scored in the top 10% in every category.  We strive to make the University an enjoyable, creative and successful place to learn and study and students are at the heart of what we do.”

Several other courses were placed well above the national average including BA (Hons) English which scored 98% for the quality of teaching compared to 84% nationally, BA (Hons) History which scored 91% for quality of assessment and feedback compared with 73% nationally, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology and BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology which both scored 97% for the quality of learning resources compared with 85% nationally. BSc (Hons) Bioscience scored 90% for the quality of teaching, 15% more than the national average and BA (Hons) Business Management scored 97% for the quality of the organisation and management of the course compared with the national average of 75%.

As a result of the changes to the survey this year, it is not valid to compare the 2017 responses with those in previous years.

The results of the survey, conducted on behalf of the UK funding bodies, are used by higher education providers to improve students’ academic experience. The results will also provide evidence to inform students’ choices about where and what to study, and will be published for this purpose on the Unistats website.

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