Student satisfaction on the rise at Oxford Brookes

Friday, 27 July 2018

NSS 2018 results

The satisfaction of those studying at Oxford Brookes has improved in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018 with the University outperforming the national average.

I have no doubt that those considering studying at the University will see this NSS result as a further reason to continue their academic journey at Oxford Brookes

Professor Alistair Fitt , Vice-Chancellor

The results of the NSS show that overall satisfaction of Oxford Brookes students is 85% which compares with an average across UK universities of 83%.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Alistair Fitt commented: “Oxford Brookes’ improved satisfaction rates in the NSS is testament to the University’s commitment to providing an excellent student experience. Those studying here benefit from teaching excellence, comprehensive support services and inspirational learning environments.

“Higher education is becoming increasingly competitive in the UK and for the University to be outperforming the sector for satisfaction is a strong indication of the quality of the student experience here. I have no doubt that those considering studying at the University will see this NSS result as a further reason to continue their academic journey at Oxford Brookes.”

In addition to outperforming the sector average for overall satisfaction, Oxford Brookes also performed strongly across the various key metrics of the NSS.

This includes improvements across the following key areas:
• The teaching on my course
• Learning outcomes
• Assessment and feedback
• Academic support
• Organisation and management
• Learning resources
• Student voice

This positive performance in the NSS is just the latest achievement for Oxford Brookes in recent months.

Last month, for the second year in a row, Oxford Brookes was hailed as the UK’s only university in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking. Earlier in June, it was also revealed that Oxford Brookes is the top UK university for both teaching and research in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2018.

In May, Oxford Brookes climbed nine places in the Guardian University Guide. This was the second consecutive year the University has improved in the Guardian’s rankings and sees the University remain in the top 50 institutions in the UK, with five subject areas considered amongst the UK’s top universities.

Oxford Brookes was ranked in the top 20 institutions in the UK for ten subject areas in The Complete University Guide 2019 in April. This is in addition to the University’s international reputation for the quality of its courses being recognised in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject which found Oxford Brookes to be “ranked amongst the world’s top universities” in 14 individual subject areas.

Further information on the NSS 2018 results can be found on the Office for Students website.