WUC tops the table for student satisfaction

July 2020

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle University College (WUC) in Essex topped the list for student satisfaction in a recent survey. An outstanding 92% of students agreed with the statement "overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course", placing WUC above all other participating universities in England.

WUC's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Middleton, said: "This is a fantastic result. We're delighted to see how deeply our students appreciate the WUC team's hard work and support. As a small institution with a friendly, inclusive culture, we're well placed to offer an excellent student experience. We've risen to the challenges of recent months and look forward to welcoming new and returning students to WUC in September 2020."

The student feedback was released on July 15th, as part of the National Student Survey (NSS). The annual, anonymous questionnaire encourages final year university students to voice an opinion of their course. Their honest feedback is used to shape the future for fellow students.

More than 100 educational intuitions took part in the NSS in 2020. WUC's overall satisfaction score was the highest of all participating universities.

The survey's results reflect WUC's focus on creating a positive student experience. 92% of respondents said staff made their subjects interesting and 94% felt lecturers were 'good at explaining things'.

Individual courses also had plenty to celebrate. WUC's Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy received a 100% satisfaction rating from students for the second consecutive year. Other programmes to reach 100% included BSc (Hons) Equine Behavioural Science, BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and BSc (Hons) Horticulture.

In Agriculture, 91% of respondents were satisfied with their course, as were 93% of Animal Science students.

WUC is now looking ahead to the next academic year. As government restrictions lift, WUC will be in a position to make the most of its spacious estate, just two miles from the city of Chelmsford. Its team is ready to combine hands-on practical work with virtual lectures on a sizeable, green campus that offers students opportunities to socialise safely.