BG Lincoln tops student satisfaction rankings in survey

Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln has been ranked the second public university in England for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

The survey found that 92% of BGU students are satisfied with their university experience, which is 7% higher than last year’s score and 6% higher than the sector average.

Seven BGU courses reported overall satisfaction above 92%, Education Studies, Theology & Ethics achieved 100% satisfaction while three other courses – Early Childhood Studies, Primary Education with Recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and Applied Studies – all recorded satisfaction levels of 97%.

Dr Ruth Sayers, Executive Dean for Learning, Teaching and International, said: “We’ve introduced a number of initiatives to help give students a greater input including a new student engagement facilitator role which has been created to enhance and further develop a culture of staff and students working in partnership across the university.

“We’re also delighted with the overall response rate, which was 81% of eligible final year students, and would like to thank the Bishop Grosseteste Students’ Union (BGSU) for their support in encouraging people to take part.”

An aerial view from the west of the new development underway at BGU. Photo: LK2

An aerial view from the west of the new development underway at BGU. Photo: LK2

BGSU President Kieran Parrish added: “From an SU point of view it is excellent to see how engaged and happy the students are, however, we know that there is always room for improvement.  We are relishing the chance to build upon this and push ourselves to provide better for the students in the future.”

Also this year, Ofsted gave a very positive rating for all of teacher education – early years, primary, secondary and further education – and praised BGU for having a “clear vision and an extremely strong commitment to their engagement with partners in the FE and skills sector”.

The Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, said: “We conduct our own in-house survey every year and receive very positive feedback but it is very encouraging to see our students saying this in public. However, there is no room for complacency and we will keep growing the range of subjects on offer and further invest in improving our uphill campus so that we can continue giving the students an excellent experience.”

The University of Lincoln has also moved up to 11th place in the Nationall Student Survey this year, with 91% of students stating that they were satisfied with their course.