National Student Survey (NSS), 2017 held for UK Universities shows high student satisfaction
1 September 2017
High levels of Student satisfaction and Engagement is the outcome of National Student Survey (NSS), 2017 held for UK University.
A widely recognized authoritative survey, the NSS aimed at mainly final-year undergraduates asking their honest feedback on quality of their courses. Over 300,000 UK Universities students make their voices heard about the things that matter to them. 84% of them responded that they were satisfied overall with their course. The sets of questions like ‘The Teaching’, ‘Learning Opportunities’, ‘Learning Community’,’ Student Voice’ ‘Academic Support ‘and ‘Assessments ‘are included in the survey
As an influential source of public information about student’s higher education experience NSS provide data to assist UK institutions to enhance the students experience as well as helping the prospective students to make choices.
The survey clearly showed the richly-deserved global reputation of UK Universities for high-quality teaching and learning, validating that they continue to listen to the feedback from students and improving further to make it sure that their performance meets high levels of academic standards and quality.
With 94% approval rating The University of Buckingham, the Royal Veterinary College and the University of St Andrews all stood at first place while Harper Adams University with 93% and Loughborough University and St Mary’s University College, Belfast along with the London Institute of Banking and Finance jointly ranked fifth with 92%.
The new data permits us to see high levels of satisfaction over the areas such as learning opportunities (84%), the learning community (77%) and student voice (73%) confirming that UK Universities truly have elevated their focus on quality of teaching and learning support as well.
Funded by the four UK higher education funding bodies HEFCW, SFC, DELNI, HEF and NCTL the NSS' 2017 included 10 new questions in addition to revising the wordings of 9 questions. Hence no comparison should be undertaken with the previous surveys.