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QMUL joint first in London for student satisfaction

Wednesday 12 August 2015


Overall student satisfaction at Queen Mary University of London has climbed to 88 per cent, up from 86 per cent in 2014. The results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) ranks QMUL as joint first in London and in the top ten of Russell Group universities for student satisfaction.

Students’ overall satisfaction with teaching is at 88 per cent, one percentage point above the national average. Students praised staff in their enthusiasm for their subjects (87 per cent), and their ability to make the subject intellectually stimulating (88 per cent) and to explain it well (92 per cent).

A large number of our subject areas also feature in the top three in London and above 90 per cent for overall satisfaction:

  • Economics: ranked 1st, 94 per cent overall satisfaction
  • Finance: ranked 1st, 96 per cent overall satisfaction
  • Physical Geography: ranked 1st, 94 per cent overall satisfaction
  • French: ranked 1st, 94 per cent overall satisfaction
  • Film: ranked 1st, 94 per cent overall satisfaction
  • Physics: ranked 1st, 95 per cent overall satisfaction
  • Medicine: ranked 1st, 96 per cent overall satisfaction
  • Human Geography: ranked 2nd, 93 per cent overall satisfaction
  • History: ranked 2nd, 95 per cent overall satisfaction
  • Politics: ranked 2nd, 97 per cent overall satisfaction
  • Dentistry: ranked 2nd, 97 per cent overall satisfaction
  • Law: ranked joint 3rd, 91 per cent overall satisfaction

Professor Morag Shiach, Acting Principal and Vice-Principal and Executive Dean (Humanities and Social Sciences), welcomed the results: “These results confirm that our commitment to continually improving the student experience at QMUL is bearing fruit. We are delighted to be joint first in London, and we look forward to introducing more student initiatives, improved facilities, and even better learning resources in the coming academic year.”

President of Queen Mary Students' Union (QMSU), Carolina Mantzalos commented on the satisfaction score for the Union: “I am delighted that the Union’s satisfaction score has increased to 74 per cent – our highest ever! The results put QMSU into the Top 40 rankings of Students’ Unions nationally at 37th, a jump of eight places from last year.” Read her full statement on the QMSU website

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