August 18, 2011 1.52 pm This story is over 153 months old

City accountancy course tops polls again

National survey: University of Lincoln’s accountancy course came top in student satisfaction the third year running.

Accountancy at the University of Lincoln has come top in the UK’s largest student satisfaction survey for the third year running.

This year’s National Student Survey (NSS) gathered opinions from 265,000 final-year undergraduates from 154 higher education institutions and 99 further education colleges across the UK. It was conducted independently by Ipsos MORI.

The BA hons in Accountancy and Finance at Lincoln topped the poll of similar courses, with other programmes in the popular Lincoln Business School, such as Marketing, which came second in the country, and Tourism, also ranking in the top 10% nationally.

Courses across many other disciplines, including arts and humanities, law and the sciences, were also rated highly.

Professor Scott Davidson, Deputy Vice Chancellor, said: “Our students enjoy their learning in a fantastic new building and have access to great industry insight, contacts and research, backed up with strong career guidance.

“However, what is reflected most strongly in the NSS feedback is that staff at Lincoln really care about their students and are passionate about teaching their subjects.”

A great response

The University of Lincoln had one of the highest response rates in the sector 74% compared to the national average of 67%.

Ary Sharif, President of the Lincoln Students’ Union, added: “The Students’ Union and University have worked closely together to promote the value of the National Student Survey to students and the excellent response rate is a testament to this.”

David Willetts, Minister for Universities, said: “This survey shows that student satisfaction is high on average. This is welcome news. No wonder record numbers of young people at home and abroad wish to study at our world-class universities.”

Source: University of Lincoln