UWE tops the region for student satisfaction in key areas

Issue date: 17 August 2011


The satisfaction level of UWE students has topped the region in a number of subject areas, covering courses such as Radiotherapy and Oncology, Law, and Management.*

The National Student Survey published today (Wednesday, August 17) also reveals an increase in UWE's performance across all the themes in the NSS.**

Particularly strong results were reported for UWE's library, IT and specialist facilities - scoring 84% compared to a national average of 81%. Earlier this year UWE announced a ground-breaking partnership with HP that will see significant investment in continued ICT transformation at the University – further enhancing the student experience and teaching excellence.

The strong performance in this year's survey is a positive reflection of the partnership UWE prioritises with its students. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve West said, “At UWE we believe in the power of partnerships to transform lives. The partnership with our students is the most important. We are continuing to invest in the student experience across the board – through a £200m programme of campus development planned for the next 10 years, the development of our academic programmes, and further investment to support teaching quality and even better opportunities for our students.”

Professor Julie Mcleod, Assistant Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and the Student Experience said, “We are delighted with these results. Over the last year we have increased our focus on a 'grass roots' approach to improving the student experience – ensuring that we can clearly demonstrate how we are listening to feedback and focusing our activities on local level improvements. We have put the student experience at the heart of all we do, and are achieving recognised results. It is particularly pleasing to see a good set of student satisfaction results on the back of achieving the 11th best results in the graduate employment tables earlier this year.”

* UWE's performance was top in the region for the subject areas: Biology (1st nationally), Drama (3rd nationally), Law (8th nationally), Journalism (joint 2nd nationally), Management (7th nationally), Marketing (12th nationally), Medical Technology (3rd nationally), Philosophy (2nd nationally), and Physical Geography and Environment Science (3rd nationally). These areas cover a number of individual courses.

** The categories are: The Teaching on My Course, Assessment and Feedback, Academic Support, Organisation and Management, Learning Resources, Personal Development.

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