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Students rate teaching quality and learning experience at Exeter amongst the highest in the Russell Group universities, according to the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018.

Student satisfaction at Exeter amongst best in Russell Group in NSS 2018

Students rate teaching quality and learning experience at Exeter amongst the highest in the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018.

The University has been ranked 2nd out of the 24 leading UK research-led institutions in the respected survey, published today (Friday, July 27),

Exeter also performed strongly in the specific Overall Satisfaction category, placed 3rd in the Russell Group, achieving a mark of 87 per cent – a similar rating to the previous year.

Categories focusing on teaching (87%) and learning resources (88%) also scored highly in the independent annual survey, one of the key indicators of how students rate their time at university.

The survey also ranked seven Exeter subjects within the top 10 nationwide.

Mining & Minerals (2nd), Flexible Combined Honours (3rd), Geology (5th) and the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (5th) all achieved top 5 status, while Medicine (6th), Classics and Ancient History (7th) and Theology and Religion (10th) also ranked amongst the very best in the country.

The positions are calculated using the same methodology as the Times Good University Guide.

Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) of the University of Exeter, said: “I’m delighted to see Exeter perform strongly in this very competitive ranking. We pride ourselves on our commitment to an internationally excellent education and exceptional student experience, and this result is testimony to our dedicated and committed academic and support staff.

“The student experience is at the heart of everything we do here at Exeter. I would like to thank all our students for taking the time to complete the NSS, as their feedback is invaluable to ensure we continue to provide the very best teaching and learning environments for all.”

The National Student Survey was launched in 2005 and is open to all final year degree students at institutions in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  This year, it was completed by more than 300,000 final-year students in the UK.

Date: 27 July 2018

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