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Which universities are rated best for student satisfaction?

Published: Thursday, 13 August 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Brighton and Sussex Medical School has topped the pile for student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey.

The measure which ranks the UK’s top institutions revealed that levels of satisfaction remain high, as 86% of students revealed they were happy with their courses in 2015.

More than 300,000 students took time to complete the survey, representing 71% of all who received a copy of it.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School scored a 98% student satisfaction rate – 2% higher than the next best performing university.

A score of 85% was seen as a minimum benchmark for a place in the top 100, showcasing the high standards that universities must strive for.

Interestingly, no Russell Group universities appeared in the top ten of the rankings, with the University of Oxford and Newcastle University the highest placed in joint 11th after scoring 91%.

The University of East Anglia also scored 91%, and vice chancellor Professor David Richardson explained that the rankings provide a “key barometer” as to how students are embracing their time at the institution.

The university was ranked in the Top Ten in the UK for research output only a matter of months ago in the National Research Excellence Framework, demonstrating plenty of hard work that has been put in by staff.

UEA was ranked as the best in the UK for overall satisfaction in no fewer than eight individual subjects, including law, French and philosophy.

A total of 35 universities scored 90% or above in the rankings, with St Mary’s University College scoring 96%, and the Universities of Keele, Buckingham and the Hull and York Medical School scoring 95%.

Other top performers included the Coultauld Institute of Art (94%), Harper Adams University (93%), The Royal Veterinary College and the Universities of Surrey and Winchester (all 92%).

A whole host of universities scored 91% while nearly every institution in the top 50 had scored 89% or above.

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