Royal Holloway is London's top university for student satisfaction
Feedback from students studying at Royal Holloway, University of London, means that Royal Holloway is once again top among the University of London institutions and the larger London based universities for overall student satisfaction.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Feedback from students studying at Royal Holloway, University of London, means that Royal Holloway is once again top among the University of London institutions and the larger London based universities for overall student satisfaction.
These results were unveiled today in the 2015 National Student Survey ( NSS ). The university also achieved the top spot in the 2014 survey.
In the survey, Royal Holloway achieved an overall satisfaction rate of 89%, 3% above the national average, confirming the university as one of the UK’s leading universities both for research and the student experience. The university has improved since last year in five key areas – academic support, learning and resources, assessment and feedback, personal development and organisation and management – with an overall increase in the number of departments achieving a rating of 95% or above. The Department of Classics scored the highest overall satisfaction this year, with an impressive 100%, ranking them joint first in the country. The Department of Geography scored 99% overall satisfaction, placing them second in the country, with Physical Geography scoring 100% for the fifth year running. The Department of Music ranked fourth out of ninety four departments nationally, scoring 98% overall satisfaction, their highest NSS score, and up from 82% last year.
Other subject areas with particularly high rankings for overall satisfaction include:
• The Department of Psychology scored 96%, up from 86% last year
• The Department of History scored 96%
• The Department of Economics scored 95%
• The Department of Earth Sciences scored 95%, up from 92% last year
• The Department of Modern Languages scored 93% overall satisfaction, their best NSS score ever, and up from 86% last year.
Professor Paul Layzell, Principal of Royal Holloway, said: “Royal Holloway is a genuine community and our students are at the centre of everything we do, so I am delighted to see that they feel we are delivering on our promise to them. I also want to thank all of my colleagues who work so hard to ensure every student gets the most out of their time here at Royal Holloway.
“We value the feedback we receive from our students and use it to inform how we develop the university. This year we are embarking on an exciting programme which begins with the construction of a brand new library and student services building, which will complement our iconic, Grade 1 listed Founder’s building."
Nayab Cheema, President Education and Campaigns, Students’ Union Royal Holloway, said: “We at the Students’ Union are incredibly happy to see Royal Holloway maintain such high-level NSS results, and in particular, to see the Students’ Union score increase by 2 points overall! More than anything, we value the views of our students, and this reflection on our services and engagement opportunities is one that we’re all incredibly proud of. Thank you to all of our permanent and student staff, and our volunteers ( in whatever capacity ) who give up their time to continually enhance the Students’ Union and everything that we are striving to achieve.
“We know, however, that our work is never done, and we look forward to hearing from our new intake of students, what it is they would like to see from us, and how we can better represent them on a personal, local and national level.”
• Royal Holloway was number 1 when compared to non specialist universities. Specialist universities that were rated higher than Royal Holloway or equal to were: Courtauld Institute of Art ( 94% ); Royal Veterinary College ( 92% ); The London School of Osteophathy ( 91% ); Heythrop College ( 91% ); Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance Ltd ( 89% ).
• The National Student Survey ( NSS ) is an independent national survey, which has been conducted by Ipsos MORI annually since 2005. It gathers opinions from final year undergraduates on the quality of their courses and gives them the opportunity to express their views on key aspects of their learning experiences at university.
• In the Research Excellence Framework ( REF ) 2014, published on Thursday 18 December, it was confirmed that Royal Holloway sits within the top 25 per cent of universities in the UK for research.
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