9 August 2017

Courses at the University of Hertfordshire have received excellent feedback from students in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS).

Students studying for a BSc in Dietetics or BSc in Bioscience (Pharmacology) reported 100% overall satisfaction with their course as did students on Tourism Management, Illustration, History and Digital Technology degree courses.

A number of other university courses also received outstanding feedback. Business Economic Pathways, Management, Digital Animation, Product and Industrial Design, Music and Sound Design Technology, Electronic and Communications Engineering, Child Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Radiography and Imaging, English Language and Communications and the Master of Pharmacy course all reported scores of over 90% for overall student satisfaction.

In addition, the University has improved on ‘Overall Satisfaction’ with 83% of students saying they are satisfied with their course while the sector overall has seen a decrease in overall satisfaction among students. The University as a whole also scored above the sector average for ‘Learning Resources’ with 86% of students saying that they’re satisfied and scored 79% for ‘Learning Community’.

The University has also scored highly when compared to universities across the region. Physics and Astronomy recorded the highest satisfaction scores in all sections of the NSS survey compared to any university in the East of England. The University’s Philosophy course topped the region for ‘Teaching’, ‘Organisational Management’, ‘Learning Resources’ and ‘Overall Satisfaction’. The Linguistics course scored highest in the region for ‘Assessment and Feedback’ and ‘Overall Satisfaction’ while Hertfordshire History students rated the University top for ‘Learning Opportunities’.

Professor Ian Campbell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire said:

“This year’s NSS results show that we are listening to our students and valuing their opinions. I am delighted to see that not only has overall satisfaction improved but that many courses have received excellent feedback. I know that our staff work tirelessly to continually improve the University experience for our students and today’s results are a testament to that.”