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UK graduates love their courses

Published: Wednesday, 12 September 2007   Category: Public sector

The vast majority of UK graduates were happy with their courses, a new large-scale study has found.

Research by the National Student Survey suggests that, overall, 80 per cent of final year students were pleased with their courses.

Scottish students were the happiest with 86 per cent and English students were the least pleased with a respectable 81 per cent happy with their courses.

And the highest ranked institution was the Open University (95 per cent), followed by St. Andrews (94 per cent).

Pleased with the results, Professor Rick Trainer, president of Universities UK told the BBC: "We're pleased to see student satisfaction levels remain high for a second year in a row in this year's National Student Survey."

He added: "We're particularly pleased to see increases in satisfaction levels in every category, from 'teaching on my course' (82 per cent definitely or mostly satisfied) to 'learning resources' (80 per cent definitely or mostly satisfied).

"Higher education institutions work incredibly hard to improve provision for students each year, supported this year by the new funding from variable fees."

Aberystwyth was Wales highest rank institution with 90 per cent of its students happy with the courses.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18277263-ADNFCR

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