Press Release: Buckingham’s success in the 2009 National Student Survey (NSS)

Thursday 6 August 2009

For the fourth year running the results of the annual National Student Survey, published today, place the University of Buckingham at the top of the table for student satisfaction in mainstream campus-based universities in the UK. Once again, our small group teaching and the individual attention paid to every student is reflected in their votes. In addition to coming top in the ‘overall satisfaction’ category with a 92% rating, student votes across all 22 questions in the survey also put the University first among universities in the UK.

An independent market research company commissioned by HEFCE carried out the survey. In comparison with the previous year, satisfaction ratings across the whole university sector declined slightly, possibly indicating a greater student expectation.

This success for the University of Buckingham comes less than a month after a no.1 placing in the Times Higher Education student employability table with 100% of its 2007-2008 cohort going on to work or further study.

Dr Terence Kealey, Vice-Chancellor of Buckingham, said: “I am delighted by these results which once again endorse our aim to provide the best educational experience for every student. It is clear that student expectation is increasing and we will not be complacent but will further raise our standards to ensure that all students – present and future – continue to enjoy the best student experience available in the UK.”

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