Students at Stirling continue to rate their University as one of the best in Scotland, according to the National Student Survey, published this week.
The NSS provides students with an opportunity to make their opinions on their higher education student experience count at a national level. It measures satisfaction by asking final year undergraduates to rate a range of criteria from teaching to IT, and in answer to the key question*, a resounding 88 per cent of Stirling students said they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course. These latest figures rank the University of Stirling equal third in Scotland, just behind St Andrews and Glasgow.
The detailed NSS results are analysed and used to compile a year on year comparison of data which helps prospective students make informed choices of where and what to study, and enables the participating institutions to identify and improve in areas where they may have let their students down.
Scottish universities in general performed well above the UK average satisfaction rating of 83%, as follows:
1 St Andrews 93%
2 Glasgow 90%
3= Stirling 88%
3= Aberdeen 88%
5 Strathclyde 87%
6= Dundee 86%
6= Heriot-Watt 86%
6= Robert Gordon 86%
8 Edinburgh 85%
9 Napier 83%
10 Glasgow Caledonian 82%
The full National Student Survey results are published at: www.unistats.com
* Students answered ‘mostly agree’ or ‘definitely agree’ to the question ‘Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course’.