Keele among the best in the country for student satisfaction


Posted on 20 August 2010
Keele was rated 11th in the country for the quality of its courses - and was the highest placed university in the Midlands and the north of England.

Students at Keele have rated the University as one of the best in the country for satisfaction with their degree courses.

The annual National Student Survey placed Keele at 11th for the quality of its courses, with an overall satisfaction score of 89%, up from 88% last year. Keele is also the highest placed university in the Midlands and the north of England.

Teaching satisfaction was rated very highly by students at 88% (87% last year) and Keele also saw improvements in every other category: Assessment and Feedback; Academic Support; Organisation and Management; Personal Development and Learning Resources.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Foskett, said: "The excellent performance of the University in the National Student Survey demonstrates the high quality experience which students have during their time at Keele.  It is a reflection not only of the first rate teaching and learning experience the University provides, but also of the strong Keele "community" which supports all aspects of their life as students."

Around 252,000 students at universities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as further education colleges in England, took part in the Ipsos MORI survey. The overall response rate this year was 63.1% and a total of 152 higher education institutions and 113 further education colleges from across the UK took part in the survey. At Keele there was a 65% response rate.