Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Leaders of the University of Worcester are celebrating as 9 courses scored an incredible 100% Satisfied rating from final year students in the annual, independent National Student Survey (NSS).
Overall, Worcester scored higher than the national average with overall satisfaction at 84.4% compared to 84.1% nationally. Twenty of Worcester’s courses earned a 90% or above satisfied rating from the University’s students. This was a particularly good result as it was based on a higher proportion of final-year undergraduate Worcester students responding to the in depth independent survey, conducted by Ipsos-Mori, than responded nationally.
The magnificent 9 courses all scoring 100% Satisfied are:
- Primary Initial Teacher Education (Early Years)
- Nursing (child branch)
- Human Nutrition
- Forensic Psychology
- HND Sport Coaching and Physical Education
- Early Childhood Professional Practice
- Occupational Therapy.
Professor David Green, the University’s Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that students at Worcester rate the University highly. Results at universities nationally are generally very strong and so we are very pleased to be ahead of the national average score. We are particularly pleased to be 4% above the national average score for “learning community” which shows just how much students appreciate the friendly, inclusive, community we have here at Worcester.
"The University also scored above the national average in questions about satisfaction with teaching, learning opportunities, academic support, assessment and feedback, learning resources and student voice, and was just 3 hundredths of a percent below the national average for organisation and management.”
Professor Green continued: “We are continually striving to make improvements to courses and developing our already high-quality teaching, along with creating exciting new facilities; next year we hope to open brand new art and graphic design facilities in the newly refurbished former County Furnishings building, which will be known as the University of Worcester Art House. Along with many of our other superb facilities, including The Hive and the University of Worcester Arena, students coming to study with us can be sure of a first class experience.”
Next week, on Thursday August 17, the A-level results will be released. Worcester already has more firm acceptances from new students than last year and this good performance in the National Student Survey is sure to mean that many more will be seeking places at Worcester.
The Clearing hotline – 01905 855111 – is now open for those collecting BTEC results and Access qualifications and will remain open as A-level results are released on Thursday, August 17th.