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Satisfied students put UEA in top five English universities

Thu, 27 Sep 2012

Students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have once again been found to be among the most satisfied in the country - according to the latest National Student Survey.

Released today, the results of the survey place UEA joint fourth mainstream English university – with an overall satisfaction score of 91 per cent. For teaching itself, the only universities to outperform UEA were Oxford and Cambridge.

Each year all final-year undergraduates in the UK are asked to complete a questionnaire about their satisfaction with various elements of their university education. UEA has featured in the top ten of mainstream English universities every year since the survey began in 2005.

Students also rate individual subjects and courses in the survey, and Schools of Study across the university have enjoyed good results in this section.

UEA courses which fared particularly well this year were: American Studies (joint first for overall satisfaction and third for teaching); Creative Writing (joint first for overall satisfaction); Biological Sciences (joint third for overall satisfaction and first for teaching); allied health subjects (first for teaching); Environmental Sciences (second for teaching and joint fifth for overall satisfaction); Pharmacy (second for teaching); Politics (joint third for teaching); Management studies (joint fifth for overall satisfaction); English (joint third for teaching), Mathematics (joint fifth for teaching); Economics (joint fourth for teaching); and Law (joint fourth for teaching).

Vice-Chancellor Prof Edward Acton said: “I am pleased that the efforts we have made towards fulfilling our longstanding commitment to providing an excellent student experience continue to be reflected in our students’ high levels of satisfaction.

“This important survey investigates in great detail student assessment of the quality of education that we provide - from the support and advice we offer, to the enthusiasm and skill of our lecturers.

“We must now analyse the results thoroughly, carefully consider the feedback our students have given us, and take action in areas where improvements can be made.”
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