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NSS shows high student satisfaction at Barts and The London

Wednesday 30 October 2013

Barts and The London has continued its record of high levels of student satisfaction in the latest results of the National Student Survey (NSS), a nationwide poll of final-year undergraduates. Overall satisfaction was 96 per cent among Medical students and 93 per cent among Dental students at Barts and The London.

The 2013 NSS questioned UK undergraduates on various aspects of their student experience, including their overall satisfaction.

Barts and The London was ranked 4th out of 32 medical schools in the UK for overall satisfaction – and first among the London Medical Schools. On all measures, satisfaction increased this year for Medical students at Barts and The London. The results showed:

  • 96 per cent satisfied with the overall course (a 19 per cent improvement on three years ago)
  • 94 per cent satisfied with their teaching
  • 94 per cent satisfied with their personal development
  • 89 per cent satisfied with their learning and resources (a 24 per cent improvement on three years ago)
  • 86 per cent satisfied with their academic support

Overall satisfaction among Dental students was 17 per cent higher than three years ago and ranked joint 8th in the country. The results for Dental students at Barts and The London also showed:

  • 97 per cent satisfied with their teaching
  • 96 per cent satisfied with their learning and resources
  • 94 per cent satisfied with their personal development
  • 94 per cent satisfied with their academic support

Professor Richard Trembath, Vice-Principal (Health) at Queen Mary, welcomed the results: "As these results demonstrate, we take great pride in listening to our students and responding to their needs.

"As ever we will be analysing the results in detail and looking to maintain innovation and improvement in the student experience in both Medicine and Dentistry"

NSS 2013 results for Queen Mary overall show that 89 per cent of its students are satisfied with the quality of their course, a five-year high and three percentage points above the national average. Among Russell Group universities nationally, QM’s students are now the eighth most satisfied.

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