The University of Law (ULaw) has achieved an overall student satisfaction score of 88% in 2018 – placing it 9th among universities in the UK, it was announced on Friday.
The figures show a strong overall improvement in student satisfaction this year at ULaw - bucking the National trend. The University was 12th overall when specialist education providers such as the College of Music and the Conservatoire for Dance and Music are included.
Taking action on student feedback over the last year has led to the University improving its NSS results across a range of key areas including teaching quality, academic support, organisation and management and the Student Voice.
The University was ranked in the top five of all Universities for explaining work to students, intellectually stimulating courses, contacting tutors when necessary, general advice and guidance and for running well-organised courses.
Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of ULaw, said: “At The University of Law we place huge value on student feedback and so we are naturally very pleased with this result. We constantly endeavour to provide high quality teaching that is focused on employability and ultimately equips our students with the skills they need to secure successful careers.
“This result is testament to the efforts of our highly skilled and enthusiastic staff. They use their practical legal experience to deliver dynamic teaching that our students clearly value and enjoy."
Aimed at final-year undergraduates, the National Student Survey (NSS) is a widely recognised authoritative annual survey, that gathers opinions from students about their time in higher education; asking for honest feedback about what it has been like to study on their course, at their chosen institution.
The National Student Survey is commissioned by the Office for Students or OfS (formerly the Higher Education Funding Council for England or HEFCE) and has 27 questions relating to eight aspects of the student experience.
The 2018 NSS was open from 8 January to 30 April and collected anonymous responses from nearly three million students at 357 eligible institutions.
The results of the survey, conducted by Ipsos MORI, provide valuable information for prospective students, and help universities and colleges to further improve the education they provide.