National Student Survey results 2016

ARU respondents to The National Student Survey

students say our lecturers are good at explaining things

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We have achieved our best National Student Survey (NSS) result ever, as our final year students have rated us highly.

The NSS is the highest profile census of nearly half a million students across the UK. The results are made available to prospective students and the public to inform their decisions and opinions about the quality of higher education at all UK institutions.

4014 of our final year students were asked a series of questions over six categories and over 76% responded with their feedback on the quality of the teaching on their course, the assessment and feedback, support and organisation, learning resources and personal development. The overall satisfaction scores for each course are then used to further develop and refine the student experience where needed. We’re really pleased that the vast majority of students rated us highly across all questions areas.

The final outcome ranks us among the best in the country for assessment and feedback. And, for the third year running, our lecturers have been rated among the most enthusiastic in the country.

Most satisfied were the students on these listed courses, all were at or above 93% and many were 100% in agreement about the overall quality of their course. The data has been sourced from both the NSS results and the Key Information Set (KIS) which compares every undergraduate course of more than one year's duration. The KIS allows you to compare 17 pieces of information about individual courses at different higher education institutions and is used to list all university courses on the Unistats website.

For more about the NSS visit the HEFCE website. The full results will be made public in September on the Unistats website.

If you’re still considering your options, we have a number of excellent courses on offer through Clearing. Call our friendly Faculty Admissions contacts on the numbers noted or the main Clearing hotline on 01245 686868 to see if we have the right course for you.

Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, 01223 698444

Faculty of Science and Technology, 01245 687830

Lord Ashcroft International Business School, 01245 684430

  • BSc (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management - 100% of students agree that Business and Human Resource Management lecturers are good at explaining things, that the lecturers are enthusiastic and the course is well organised and run smoothly

Faculty of Medical Science, 01245 684530

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, 01245 683400

Distance Learning, 01245 686707


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