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Barts and The London Medical School shines in National Student Survey

Student satisfaction at Barts and The London Medical School is now at 94 per cent - nine points higher than the subject average according to a nationwide survey of final year students.

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The 2011 National Student Survey questioned UK undergraduates on various aspects of their student experience and measured overall student satisfaction.

The Survey shows that at Barts and The London Medical School scores for ‘course teaching,’ are up by 11 per cent on last year; ‘assessment and feedback’ has improved by 22 per cent; ‘academic support’ by 15 per cent; ‘learning resources’ by 8 per cent; ‘organisation and management’ has seen a 14 per cent improvement, and ‘personal development’ has risen by 8 per cent.  

In terms of ‘overall satisfaction,’ Barts and The London Medical School has risen from 23rd place in the country in 2010 to eighth in 2011 and is now ranked 2nd only to UCL in the capital.

The School is part of Queen Mary, University of London, which itself has achieved overall student satisfaction of 88 per cent, ahead of King’s College London, Imperial College London and LSE.

Student satisfaction at Queen Mary is higher than the average score of the Russell Group of universities. The University is now ranked 29th out of 184 higher education institutions for overall satisfaction, up 11 places from 2010.

Professor Mike Roberts, Dean for Students said: “All of us at Barts and The London Medical School are absolutely delighted by the latest NSS results. The substantial improvements in scores across the board reflect the enormous effort the School and its NHS partners have made in working with students over recent years to ensure that their experience in the important areas the survey addresses are of the highest quality. We want our students to feel that they are full members of the School community from the day they arrive here, and it is of paramount importance to us that their experience is as rewarding and fulfilling as it possibly can be.”

About NSS

Over 260,000 final-year students took part in this year’s National Student Survey, which has been published annually since 2005 by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Final year undergraduates from all publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and participating HEIs in Scotland, are invited to take part.

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