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Student satisfaction high at Writtle University College

July 2019

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Writtle University College (WUC) is celebrating high levels of student satisfaction, following the release of this year’s National Student Survey (NSS).

The NSS is an annual, anonymous survey that encourages final year university students to voice an opinion of their course. Their honest feedback is used to shape the future for fellow students and make real changes to the student experience.

WUC is delighted to report that 80.4% of students surveyed agree with the statement “Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course”.

We have seen outstanding performance across a number of subject areas, including a 100% student satisfaction in our Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy, our BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Performance, and all of our undergraduate Agriculture courses.

Staff’s passion and commitment to their subjects is evident, with over 91% of students feeling their lecturers ‘are good at explaining things’.

Staff and students work in partnership to deliver the best learning experience. The high value WUC places on students’ opinions is reflected in the level of agreement to the statement: ‘It is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on’. We are pleased to report that WUC’s results are significantly higher than the NSS benchmark.

More than 90% of students also express satisfaction in the way that their course allows them to bring information and ideas together from different topics.

Professor Tim Middleton, Vice-Chancellor of Writtle University College, said: “We’re delighted to see our high levels of student satisfaction reflected in the NSS survey results. It is evidence of our holistic approach to wellbeing and the culture of inclusivity we work so hard to foster. We thank our staff for their dedication and the ongoing support they offer to students.

As part of our commitment to students we have invested in a new team. Our Student Success department works closely with our Students’ Union to deliver a range of events, opportunities and initiatives to continually improve the student experience.

“We're proud of our caring community. As a small, specialist institution we aim to offer every student the opportunity to develop both personally and academically.”

It's not too late to apply for a course at Writtle University College and start in September. Contact our clearing advisers to decide which specialist degree would be best for you.

It's not too late to apply for a course at Writtle University College and start in September. Contact our clearing advisers to decide which specialist degree would be best for you.

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