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National Student Survey Results

Released: 12.08.15

National Student Survey

Across all three faculties at the University of St Mark & St John, key programmes have continued to achieve results above the sector average of 86% for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

Courses achieving above average in the Faculty of Education & Social Sciences were: Children and Young People 100%, Early Years 100%, Secondary Education with Physical Education 94%.

In the Faculty of Culture & Language Sciences, the University’s flagship Speech and Language Therapy programme scored 94% and Speech Sciences achieved 90% student satisfaction.

The third faculty, which is renowned for its elite athletes and world-class sport facilities, the Faculty of Sport & Health Sciences, also attained above average with Applied Sports Science for Coaching scoring 94%, Coach and Physical Education 91% and Health Exercise and Physical Activity achieving 91%.

Despite some very good performances across the University the overall NSS score for satisfaction was lower than previous years at 78%. University Vice-Chancellor Professor Cara Aitchison commented: "We are disappointed by this year’s result, negatively impacted by a small number of programmes, but we have already taken decisive action to address areas of poor performance and will continue to devote effort and resources to improvements in the student experience.”

“Since recruiting learning and teaching expert Dr Liz Smith to a new senior management post, the University has developed an enhanced strategy for the student experience and we are confident next year will bring significant improvements in the results.”

In addition, the University of St Mark & St John performed well financially this year and will reinvest in learning, teaching and the student experience, including the campus estate, to provide maximum value for money for students.

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