Student satisfaction on the up at University of the West of Scotland

11 Aug 2016

UWS awarded top marks in National Student Survey 2016
University of the West of Scotland’s Aircraft Engineering, Community Education, Forensic Science, Sport and Exercise Science and Midwifery courses have all come top in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016.

The survey saw 100% of survey respondents studying Aircraft Engineering, Community Education, Forensic Science, Sport and Exercise Science and Midwifery courses state that they were satisfied overall with their course.

UWS also recorded an overall increase in student satisfaction – up to 87.1% from 85.8% last year.

The University’s Chemical Engineering course was the third most satisfying course of its kind in the UK. Among those other courses to be ranked top of the Scottish student satisfaction results are Education and Psychology, while Politics was ranked 2nd in Scotland. UWS also achieved the highest overall satisfaction rate in Scotland for drama related programmes.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UWS, Professor Craig Mahoney, said: “These are very positive results and demonstrate the progress being made at UWS as we aim to deliver a truly transformational experience for our students.

“The most important people at UWS are the students and it is extremely gratifying to see that the hard work being put in by all the University’s staff, from administrators to lecturers, is paying off. I’m proud of everyone who has contributed to these encouraging results.”

Professor Mahoney added: “We always strive to enhance our student experience and will redouble our efforts in the year and indeed years ahead.”

UWS has moved up 16 places in the overall student satisfaction survey table, up to 48th out of 119 UK institutions and up one place in the Scottish table, now ninth out of 17 institutions.