This week, it’s not just A-level results that are being released – the results of this year’s National Student Survey (NSS*) are also in – and the University of Sussex has got top marks!
87% of the 2,196 final-year Sussex students who took part in the survey are happy with their experience at the University, reflecting the growth in the University’s student population over the past few years.
The overall satisfaction of those surveyed went up by 2% compared to last year, whilst scores for learning resources, organisation and management also increased, with Sussex being placed in the top quartile of universities for each of these elements.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Professor Clare Mackie, said: “Scores for learning resources have increased once again: 91% satisfaction with the Library and 90% with IT services. This was unexpected, as this year’s finalists were the first to pay the new £9,000 tuition fees and the higher education sector was expecting a dip in satisfaction to reflect this change.”
Sussex students also praised their lecturers and other academic staff:
- 92% said that staff are good at explaining things
- 89% said that they have been able to contact staff when they need to
- 88% said that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching
- 87% found their course intellectually stimulating
Professor Mackie said: “I’m delighted that so many of our students have made their voices heard about the things that matter to them.
“In recent years we’ve completed a substantial programme of change and investment to ensure the University remains among the best nationally and internationally in teaching, learning and assessment.
“We are now entering a period of consolidation and continuous enhancement, supporting students and staff to reap the benefits of these efforts.
“I would like to thank all staff who work so hard behind the scenes to make sure that we can continue to offer an outstanding education and service to our students.”
Great news – and definitely news that reflects the passion and hard work of everyone here at the University of Sussex.
So, just got your A-Level results and coming to the University of Sussex? Get in touch and let us know what you are looking forward to discovering!
*The NSS is run by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) on behalf of the government and asks all final-year undergraduate students across the UK for their views on their university experience.