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National Student Survey 2019

Posted on 5 July 2019

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest physics students in the UK.

Happy Physics students!

The Department of Physics has received 95% “Overall Satisfaction” for Astronomy and 96% for Physics in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS).

The NSS is a nationwide survey of final-year students in higher and further education that encourages them to give honest feedback about a variety of aspects of their university experience, including their department and course. This helps prospective students to make informed choices and also influences real change in future students’ experiences, from institution-level to course-level.

The University as a whole was rated highest of the Russell Group universities in the survey for overall satisfaction.

The Department placed second in the surveyed Russell Group universities in four areas - 'Assesment and Feedback’ (Astronomy), 'Academic Support' (Astonomy; Physics), 'Student Voice' (Physics) and ‘Overall Satisfaction’ (Physics). We also achieved over 90% satisfaction in three of the areas:

  • Academic support - Physics (92%)
  • Learning Resources - Astronomy (92%); Physics (91%)
  • Overall Satisfaction - Astronomy (95%); Physics (96%)