University of Buckingham leads the way for student satisfaction for the National Student Survey (NSS)

27 July 2018

The University of Buckingham is once again leading the way for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) and has been at or near the top for the last 13 years.

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Britain’s first not-for-profit independent university, which pioneered two-year degrees when it was founded over four decades ago, came second and scored 91 per cent – eight points above the sector average and five points above the highest-scoring Russell Group University, Birmingham.

Buckingham also scored very highly across the full range of NSS question categories – third for quality of teaching with an average score of 90% and 88% of students supporting the advice and guidance they had been given during the course, 2nd in the UK for organisation and management and 2nd in the UK for assessment and feedback and academic support.

President of the Student Union, Shayne Tshabalala, said “The student body is very proud to see our University, one of the smallest in the country, is again leading the way. We are lucky to have such a high standard of teaching quality at Buckingham which means students enjoy their studies as well as doing well.”

Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, said: “We are delighted to be leading the way once again. Our students say that the small class sizes and high quality of teaching make studying here both enjoyable and rewarding. We are extremely lucky to have such dedicated students who are a pleasure to teach and has a result do well academically whilst having fun at Buckingham.”

The NSS survey provides all final-year undergraduate students with the opportunity to express their opinions on the quality of their experience at university. 

Read the full NSS results