University of Lincoln scores high in student satisfaction

Students at the University of Lincoln have rated their courses among the best of any university in the country, according to a national student satisfaction survey. The University’s Psychology programme came top in its subject area compared to 98 other UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in this year’s National Student Survey.

The University’s Marketing and Accounting programmes were both ranked second compared to other HEIs in the country. The University’s overall satisfaction score increased to 4.1 on a five-point scale. It means Lincoln ranked 43 out of 148 HEIs in the country, placing it in the top third nationally.

Following a Students’ Union-led awareness raising campaign, almost 1,800 of third-year University of Lincoln students took part in the survey, resulting in a response rate of 73 per cent, one of the highest in the country. The University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union President, Daniel Hutchinson, said: “The importance of the National Student Survey is that it is truly independent. Students have no obligation to lavish praise on their university if it is not deserved.”

University Registrar, Chris Spendlove, welcomed the NSS results and said “The National Student Survey provides the University with an objective and independent analysis of the student experience, which is essential in helping to identify areas where the University can improve. “Following a detailed analysis of our NSS performance last year, action plans were implemented across the University. We are delighted that these initiatives have had such a positive impact.” Mr. Spendlove added.

The Statistics were based on the average response of questions 1-22 (based on a five-point scale) of the National Student Survey as provided by unistats.com.

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