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Top 10 in National Student Survey 2014

Released: 12.08.14

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The University of St Mark & St John was celebrating another year of student satisfaction after being ranked joint 10th in the 2014 National Student Survey.

The University returned an overall student satisfaction score of 86 per cent in the independent NSS 2014 survey.

The survey places the University of St Mark & St John joint 10th for overall student satisfaction.

On a regional basis the University is second for overall student satisfaction in Devon and Cornwall behind the University of Exeter which ranked in the top five UK universities.

A total of 11 courses or programmes exceeded the University’s satisfaction score of 86% including two that received the highest possible rating of 100% satisfaction: BSc Speech & Language Therapy and BA Youth & Community Work.

The BEd Primary Education received a satisfaction rating of 98% which reflects the University’s recent excellent Ofsted judgement of “Good with Outstanding Features”.

Many of the University’s programmes in sport received satisfaction ratings of over 90% reflecting the University’s long-standing reputation and state-of-the-art facilities.

The University bucks the national trend for satisfaction with assessment and feedback, achieving a 77% score against a sector average of 72%. This is an area that many institutions struggle with and the University of St Mark & St John puts its success down to its small class sizes and higher than average level of class contact including extensive one-to-one support.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Cara Aitchison said: “To be ranked in the top 10 from over 150 institutions is a mark of the high quality of learning and teaching provided by the University and I’m delighted for our staff, students and stakeholders.

“Earlier this year the University was judged to be the top UK university for securing graduate level jobs for students from poorer backgrounds and this result shows what an outstanding job staff perform for all students on all programmes.”

The National Student Survey was released just two days before prospective university students receive their A level results on Thursday.

The University of St Mark & St John clearing hotline is 0800 0152 534.

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