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Significant increase in student satisfaction

August 2018

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Writtle University College has seen a significant increase in overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS).

The final year undergraduates taught at the University College have also recorded increased levels of satisfaction in every area of the survey of students’ experiences, compared to last year.

The NSS is an annual, anonymous survey that asks a series of questions to all final year undergraduate students across the UK.

The overall satisfaction data comes from question 27: “Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course”. This year, 79.8% of students at Writtle University College agreed with the statement, compared to 71.3% last year.

In every area – the teaching on courses, the learning opportunities, assessment & feedback, academic support, organisation & management, learning resources, the learning community and the student voice - there have been good improvements in levels of student satisfaction.

The undergraduate programmes in Agriculture (92.3%) and Veterinary Physiotherapy (95.7%) were the highest performing courses at Writtle University College in terms of overall student satisfaction in 2018.

Professor Tim Middleton, Vice-Chancellor of Writtle University College, said: “We are delighted that the hard work of academic and support staff has been recognised by the improvements in student satisfaction across all areas of the NSS and we thank them for the work they do day in, day out to support our students.

“The University College has taken significant steps to improve student satisfaction over the last year, including a major investment in a new Higher Education Study Hub. We will be taking further action during 2018/19 in order to continue to improve student satisfaction over the next 12 months and beyond so that students at Writtle University College have the best possible experience.

“We pride ourselves on being a small and specialist institution which cares about its students and we aim to provide them with the best opportunities possible so they can excel academically, professionally and personally.”

• It’s not too late to apply for a course at Writtle University College starting in September! Contact our Clearing advisers to find out what specialist degree would be best for you or visit us on our Clearing Open Day.

o Visit: Clearing Open Day Wednesday 22 August

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