National Student Survey 2023 results

14 August 2023

The University of Buckingham is the number one institution for freedom of expression according to this year’s National Student Survey.

The university was also in the top 10 for the mental wellbeing services it offers, for the opportunities for students to offer feedback on their courses and how changes were communicated to students.

The School of Business came in for particular praise with one student commenting: “The teaching staff are always just a message away and are very quick to reply, the wellbeing team is also very inviting without being pushy. All of your lecturers know your name and genuinely care about, not only your academic performance, but your wellbeing as well.”

The NSS gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses which helps to inform prospective students’ choices and provide data that supports universities and colleges to improve the student experience. Every university in the UK takes part in the NSS, as do many colleges.

Professor James Tooley, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said:

“I’m really pleased that the University of Buckingham has come top for freedom of expression. It’s no surprise – from the beginning the University of Buckingham was created as a beacon for independence, academic freedom and free enquiry. It’s great to see how we continue to strengthen these great traditions.”

Dee Bunker, Head of Wellbeing, Skills and Diversity, added:

“The wellbeing of our students is a priority at Buckingham and the wellbeing team are pleased to be recognised as an integral part of the student journey.”

Professor Deba Bardhan Correia, Dean of Business of the Faculty of Business, Humanities & Social Sciences, said:

“The School of Business is delighted to be recognised by our students as providing excellent service to its students. At the core of this lies our commitment to looking after our team of academics and students and emphasising that both are crucial in creating a really good educational experience.”