Brighton's success in National Student Survey
Published 7 August 2009
Students are overwhelmingly satisfied with their lecturers and degree courses at the University of Brighton, a national survey has shown.
The National Student Survey (NSS), published today by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, showed that 80 per cent of students were satisfied with their courses. The survey gathers feedback on students' perception of their courses to help inform future applicants where to choose venues for higher education, and to contribute to public accountability.
For the second year, students from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), run jointly by Brighton and Sussex universities, were surveyed. Ninety-five per cent of students said they were satisfied, making BSMS the second most highly rated institution in the country in terms of student satisfaction.
The University of Brighton's quality of teaching was also scored highly. Eighty-eight per cent of students reported that staff were good at explaining their subjects, 83 per cent said that staff were enthusiastic about what they taught and 82 per cent stated the courses were intellectually stimulating. Students said they were particularly happy with their access to learning resources and 87 per cent said they had been able to access general IT resources when needed.
Professor Julian Crampton, Vice-Chancellor, said: "This confirms what our internal surveys tell us – that the vast majority of students who come to Brighton think they have made a good choice and are satisfied with their course."
"However, we are not complacent and will be examining the survey findings in great detail over the next few months to see where there are improvements we can make to address any areas of concern among students."
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