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National Student Survey: How did Exeter do?

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The latest results from the National Student Survey (NSS) give the University of Exeter a glowing report, ranking it 2nd out of the 24 Russel Group universities in teaching quality and learning experience. The marks from this survey is used in a number of league tables alongside other criteria.

The NSS is open to all final year students in the UK, with questions spanning several topics such as work placements, assessments, learning community, and welfare resources. Since 2008, all institutions of higher education have recorded a response rate of more than 50%.

Exeter scored 87% on overall student satisfaction, which places it 3rd in the Russel Group, and the 5th highest mark overall, alongside thirteen other universities. Seven subjects, including Medicine and Geology, are ranked in the top 10 positions nationwide. The university also scored well within the learning and teaching categories, where Exeter received 88% and 87% respectively.

Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Education is “delighted to see Exeter perform strongly” and said that the university “pride ourselves on our commitment to an internationally excellent education and exceptional student experience.” He continued by thanking the respondents of the NSS survey, and the feedback that they provided this academic year.

The standard for Russell Group universities remains high in this survey, with a national spokesperson for the Russell Group saying that the results show that “our universities are delivering for students, with excellent learning resources and intellectually stimulating courses.”

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