Press Release: Buckingham Tops Student Satisfaction Poll Sixth Year in a Row

17 August 2011

The University of Buckingham has come top for the sixth year running out of UK universities in the 2011 National Student Survey. This is based on an average score across all 22 questions and reflects the high value the University places on small group teaching and giving students a high quality experience.

The survey asks final year undergraduates to provide feedback on their courses in a nationally recognised format which comprise of 22 core questions, relating to all aspects of the student learning experience. Topics covered by the survey include what students think about their teaching, academic support and learning resources.

Buckingham has always put the student first, believing that students’ priorities are to be taught well and to get a good job at the end of their degree.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Terence Kealey said of Buckingham’s success: “If there was a national survey of staff satisfaction we would come top of that as well because our students are lovely and a pleasure to teach.”

The University of Buckingham received a 93% rating on question 22, which asks students to rate their overall satisfaction.

The NSS is a national initiative, conducted annually since 2005. The survey runs across all publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and participating HEIs in Scotland.

For further information about this press release please contact:

Lucy Hodges
Publicity Office
University of Buckingham
Tel: +44 (0)1280 820115 / 820213
Email: publicity@buckingham.ac.uk