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Satisfaction rate rises at Lancaster University

28 September 2012
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Students at Lancaster University are more satisfied than ever before according to the annual National Student Survey 2012.

Satisfaction rates among undergraduates rose from 88 per cent last year to a joint 91 per cent and only just below a score of 92 per cent for Oxford and Cambridge.

91 per cent of Lancaster students say that they are satisfied with their course, above a sector average of 85 per cent. Some subjects such as physics, operational research, finance and linguistics are ranked first in the UK for student satisfaction. Geography, law and media studies at Lancaster are ranked second in the UK.

Around 287,000 final-year students from across the UK responded to the survey this year, a response rate of 67 per cent, the highest rate in the eight years the NSS has been running.

The results of the survey provide valuable information for prospective students, and help universities and colleges to further improve the education they provide.

Professor Amanda Chetwynd, Pro Vice Chancellor for the Student Experience, said: “Students are at the heart of everything we do at Lancaster and we will continue to work hard to meet their high expectations.”

Students at more than 300 universities and further education colleges were asked about every aspect of their university experience, including questions on teaching, assessment, support and resources.

The survey was conducted by Ipsos MORI.