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Excellent Student Satisfaction Results in NSS Survey

90% overall satisfaction score in the National Student Survey


Our final year students have given the department an excellent 90% overall satisfaction score in the National Student Survey (NSS). We have worked hard to improve the way in which we look after our students, resulting in an increase in overall satisfaction with our courses from 81% to 90% since 2013. This score is much better than the national average for EEE of 84% and is joint highest for Russell Group University EEE departments in London with Imperial College. The survey provides the Department with valuable feedback on how well we teach, assess and support our students, how well we organise the administration of our courses and how good the resources and support for the personal development of our students are. A selection of comments from this year’s survey include:


“Positives: the ability to specialise or generalise across a broad spectrum of subfields. Lots of opportunities available for interested students; staff extremely friendly and attentive.”


“Most lecturers are very helpful with academic problems and even with personal problems. Projects are lead by good supervisors; proactive and motivating. Scenario week once in a while was a great experience as it gives a great view on real life situation, doing engineering problems, with groups, within time limits.”


It is encouraging to know that the improvements we put in place since last year were appreciated and we are committed to continuing to make our undergraduate student experience the best in the country.


The National Student Survey (NSS) gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses. The purpose of this is to contribute to public accountability, help inform the choices of prospective students and provide data that assists institutions in enhancing the student experience. For full details see the NSS website.