In the School of International Development, student satisfaction with the teaching and academic support that they receive, and their learning and personal development, continues to improve. In the Guardian University Guide 2015, we were ranked 5th for Geography and Environmental Studies, with 98% of our students being satisfied with their course and 97% satisfied with the teaching they received. In the 2013 National Student Survey, we received a 100 per cent satisfaction rating from our students, placing us as joint first for overall satisfaction in the area of Human and Social Geography.
Reflecting on the students' feedback, the Head of the School Dr John McDonagh had this to say:
"We are extremely proud of the positive feedback we receive from students studying in our School. My colleagues and I are always impressed with the hard work and effort the majority of students put into their studies at UEA. This effort is reflected in their degree results with nearly 80% leaving with a First or Upper Second Class (2:1) degree in recent years. We are also seeing a steady improvement in the employment statistics for our graduates with almost 70% in employment (professional/managerial jobs) or further study 6 months after graduating. We are always looking for ways to improve student experience and outcomes but these indicators give us confidence that the efforts and investment we are making in high quality teaching, supervision and guidance to students are paying off. "