Students rate Aston highly in National Student Survey

Aston Graduates

12 August 2014

Aston University students are the 24th most satisfied undergraduates out of 132 UK Universities and University Colleges, according to the government’s National Student Survey.

Nearly nine out of 10 Aston students have praised the standard of their course, with the overall satisfaction level for undergraduate programmes at 89% for the second year running.

The NSS survey 2014 is widely recognised as a key measure of student satisfaction and results for Aston’s individual subject areas are also strong.

 BSc in English Language topped Aston’s satisfaction rating at 100% overall student satisfaction.

Other subject areas at Aston University rated highly by Aston students for 2014 are:

Ophthalmics (99%), Accounting (97%), Sociology (97%), General Engineering (97%), Pharmacy (95%), Politics  (95%), English Studies (93%), Marketing (93%), Biological Sciences (93%), Biology (92%), Spanish Studies (92%); Computer Science (90%)

The NSS survey, compiled by Ipsos MORI gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses, with over 300,000 final-year students responding to the survey this year. The national UK average for student satisfaction was 86%.

Areas rated in the NSS Survey include learning resources, quality of teaching and academic support and opportunities for student personal development.

Professor Helen Higson, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Aston University, said: “We’re delighted our students have rated Aston University strongly, and to see so many individual subjects rated at 90% and above, across all of our Schools.  The NSS is a great tool for helping to inform the choices of prospective students while also providing data that assists Aston University and all HE institutions to continue enhancing our student experience.”


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