In National Student Survey results released today, Plymouth Marjon University has been ranked joint 12th University in the UK for student satisfaction. The University achieved over 90% student satisfaction on 13 of its courses, including 100% scores for courses in BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning, BA (Hons) Outdoor Adventure Education and BA (Hons) Physical Education.
In all question areas, the University was ranked above or matching sector, with students showing their delight in the supportive teaching and learning style at Marjon, with results such as 91% satisfaction with “the teaching on my course” and 90% satisfaction with “learning opportunities”.
The results put only eleven other universities in the whole of the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland above Marjon for student satisfaction.
Professor Rob Warner, Vice-Chancellor said:
“Above all, Marjon aims to be a strong and supportive learning community, and these results show the impact of that on our students. We are delighted to see that the pride our students show in their University day to day is mirrored when it comes to such an important national survey. We aim to ensure that every student can thrive here, discover their own strengths and be confident in themselves. We believe it is this approach to all-round student satisfaction and wellbeing that has helped us to achieve such positive results.”
70 per cent of eligible students from 413 universities and colleges in the UK took part in the survey. Commenting on the national results, Sam Gyimah, Universities Minister, said:
“The student voice is the most important voice, and the National Student Survey is a vital tool that provides an invaluable insight into the student experience.”
The results come on the back of a stellar series of results for Plymouth Marjon University, with applications through UCAS this year up 35% compared to last year, bucking the downward trend for the sector.