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2011 National Student Survey (NSS)

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Date: 19 August 2011

Data recently published from the 2011 National Student Survey (NSS) show exceptionally high levels of satisfaction with our Psychology in Education (PinE) degree. 96% of students responded that overall they were satisfied with the quality of the course. 100% agreed that 'staff are good at explaining things' and 'staff have made the subject interesting'.

Commenting on the results Dr Carolyn Jackson, Head of Department, said: 'We are delighted that students value our degree so highly. We work hard to ensure that students have the best possible experiences with us, and that they leave qualified and well equipped to find graduate level jobs. It's great to know that students feel well supported, that the course is intellectually stimulating, and that they develop skills that make them attractive to employers; the latter is reflected in our graduate employment rates, which are exceptionally good'.

The NSS is commissioned by HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) and asks final year undergraduates across all publically funded higher education institutions to provide feedback on their courses. Questions relate to: teaching; assessment and feedback; academic support; organisation and management; learning resources; personal development; and overall satisfaction. The response rate from our PinE students was 90% in 2011, and satisfaction levels were very high across all areas.


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