September 27, 2012 11.06 am This story is over 117 months old

Top marks for Lincoln universities student satisfaction

Satisfactory: Lincoln’s two universities have ranked highly in an annual student satisfaction survey, with many courses coming up tops.

Both the University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University College (BG) ranked highly in the National Student Survey, published on Thursday, September 27.

The University of Lincoln came 24th overall in UK higher education institutions by final year undergraduates, while BG also appeared in the top quarter of all universities.

Several University of Lincoln courses were rated in the top 10 for their respective subject areas and its Accountancy programme was number one in the UK for the fourth year running.

Meanwhile, BG’s English and Education Studies are seen by students as the most satisfactory in the UK, with Drama ranked third. English scored 100% in the survey.

BG’s overall satisfaction score rose from 84% last year to 89%. Students at the University of lincoln concluded that their experience had made them more confident and presentable to prospective employers.

Professor Scott Davidson, Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: “The results of this year’s National Student Survey are great news for the university and also for our current and prospective students.

“They show that our undergraduates appreciate the great efforts our dedicated staff make to ensure they enjoy the best possible student experience during their time here.

“The strength of any university is based upon the relationship between its staff and students, but ultimately, it is students who judge us on how well we meet their needs and their expectations.”

Professor Muriel Robinson, Principal of BG, said: “There are lots of higher education league tables out there but the National Student Survey is an accurate measure of what students really think about their degree course, their facilities and their tutors.

“We’re extremely pleased that the level of satisfaction among our students has increased still further since last year, and we’re delighted that our courses are now being singled out as excellent.”

Photo: Maya Arsenovic for The Lincolnite