The results for the National Student Survey (NSS) were released today (June 15).
The National Student Survey is an annual survey completed by all final year university students across the country with questions about their university’s resources, teaching, support, students’ union and overall satisfaction.
The results show that Nottingham Trent University has maintained its high level of overall student satisfaction at 87%.
This level is slightly above the national average of 83% for universities across England.
Nationally, student satisfaction showed a slight decrease this year, from 84 per cent to 83.
Some higher education professionals believe this is a result of the pandemic, which the National Union of Students (NUS) says shows the “hardship and disruption” that COVID-19 has caused.
Hillary Gyebi-Ababio, NUS Vice President Higher Education, comments: “This year’s NSS results are coming off the back of what has been an incredibly tough year for students across the country.
“Students’ Unions have always been a big part of supporting and advocating for students, especially now as we navigate the impacts of COVID-19. It is important that we continue to recognise the key role they play in delivering a strong student experience at their institutions.”
Other successful universities in this year’s survey include University of St Andrews and University of Law, who achieved the two highest overall student satisfaction ratings in the country.
You can see the full results here.
By Faith Pring