Preston students are having their boxes ticked more than ever before during their time at the University of Central Lancashire.Advertisement
UCLan, based in the city, has increased the satisfaction level of its students to 85.2 per cent – up 1.2 per cent compared to last year.
Three courses at the university are ranked in the top ten in the UK for having the most satisfied students in the National Student Survey (NSS).
Students studying accounting, management and mathematics are among the happiest with their time at the university.
Professor Gai Murphy, UCLan pro vice-chancellor (student experience), said: “Over the last nine years UCLan’s cumulative NSS figure for overall satisfaction has risen from 78.1% in 2006 to 85.2% in 2015.
“This steady increase of 7.1% reflects UCLan’s long-term commitment to providing students with an excellent university experience. While we have made notable improvements we are certainly not complacent; these results are very important to us and act as a guide in our commitment to listen to student feedback and act accordingly.”
The National Student Survey takes in the views of tens of thousands of students across the UK each year.
Professor Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive of HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) said: “The survey provides detailed and robust data which is used extensively by universities and colleges to improve the quality of their teaching and learning. It is also valuable in supporting prospective students and their parents and advisors in helping choose which higher education institution to select.”
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