RGU celebrates strong performance in the 2017 National Student Survey

Robert Gordon University has seen its levels of student satisfaction rise above the UK average, following the release of the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) results.

RGU CampusRGU students’ overall satisfaction with their university experience has increased to 86%, exceeding both the Scottish and UK averages, which sit at 85% and 84% respectively.

The university saw a number of excellent results at subject level, ranking top in Scotland for areas including Architecture; Fine Art; Management Studies; Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology; Tourism, Transport and Travel; and Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

RGU’s Principal, Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, welcomed the university’s good performance in the latest national survey.

He said: “RGU continues to perform strongly and our students enjoy a high quality of university experience. These most recent NSS results demonstrate the quality of RGU’s courses and are the result of much hard work by colleagues across the university.

“This news comes after RGU was awarded a Gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). That announcement placed RGU among the UK elite for quality teaching and learning and demonstrated our staff’s dedication to excellent education and student support, a strong student experience and a commitment to widening access to the university.”

The NSS is a nationally recognised annual survey of final year undergraduates in the UK, administered by Ipsos MORI, an independent market research agency. It invites participants to reflect on the entirety of their learning experience, including academic support, learning resources, management, personal development and satisfaction.

This year’s survey introduced three new question categories – learning opportunities; learning community; and student voice – in each of which RGU ranked above the Scottish average.

These results reflect RGU’s systematic approach to engaging students as partners in the development of the learning experience, its strategic investment in outstanding physical resources which are used by students to enhance learning and progression, as well as exceptional levels of satisfaction with academic support.

Kerry Harrison, RGU’s Student President for Education and Welfare said: “I’m really proud to work in partnership with a university achieving such high student satisfaction scores.

“It really demonstrates how the student union and university support each other to ensure the best student experience possible.”


Release by Jonathon Milne
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