Student Satisfaction at Oxford Brookes on the rise again

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

NSS results

For the third year in a row, student satisfaction at Oxford Brookes has increased. An impressive 89% of students who responded to the National Student Survey (NSS) agreed with the statement ‘Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course’.

This is up 2 per cent from last year and means that Brookes continues to compare well nationally - the sector average is 86 per cent.

These results are testament to the hard work and dedication from staff across the university working to improve the student experience.

Sean Wellington, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience)

The annual survey asks a range of questions to graduating students about their time at university, and these results see Oxford Brookes increase its standing nationally as a university with the student experience at its heart.

Sean Wellington, acting Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience, said “I'm delighted to see that our NSS results have improved for a third consecutive year. These results are testament to the hard work and dedication from staff across the university working to improve the student experience." 

“As we settle in to the new John Henry Brookes Building we will continue to be looking for new, innovative ways to maintain and improve the student experience.”

Brookes is also in the upper quartile of universities for the ‘personal development’ section of the questionnaire, where students are asked about how they have grown their skills whilst at university.

Satisfaction is also above the higher education sector average for the categories ‘Teaching on My Course’, ‘Assessment and Feedback’, as well as ‘Academic Support’, and ‘Organisation and Management’.

The NSS covers nearly all final-year undergraduates studying for higher education qualifications at Higher Education Institutions. More detailed data are available on the HEFCE website.