University of Exeter students

University of Exeter students among UK’s happiest

University of Exeter students are among the most satisfied in the UK with their university, according to this year’s National Student Survey.

Exeter ranks sixth out of traditional universities and has maintained its top 10 position since the survey was first launched. Of full service universities, Exeter ranks third for students’ satisfaction with the quality of teaching and fifth for overall satisfaction.

University of Exeter Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Kay said: “We would very much like to thank our 2012 finalists for completing the National Student Survey, yet again putting us in the Top 10 - and even higher than in 2011. We really value their feedback, and are closely studying not only how they scored us, but what they had to say. We hope to address their feedback and to do even better in the 2013 NSS. Our high ranking reflects the dedication of our staff, who work so hard to ensure our students have the best experience.

“To ensure we continue to offer world-class facilities, we are investing £350 million in our three campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. This year saw the opening of the Forum - a stunning new £50 million centrepiece for the Streatham Campus. The Forum puts student facilities at the heart of the campus by bringing together formal and informal learning spaces and frontline services for students, alongside catering and retail spaces. And in Cornwall the exciting and innovative Exchange building is just about to open, providing a dynamic new teaching and learning hub.”

The National Student Survey includes data from 272 UK colleges and universities. Final year students are asked to rate their experience in teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development and overall satisfaction.

Date: 27 September 2012