Posted on 10/08/2016
Students outside Founder's Building
In this year’s National Student Survey (NSS) feedback from its students has once again placed Royal Holloway, University of London, as the top university among the non-specialist University of London institutions, such as Queen Mary, and the larger London based universities, including King’s College and UCL, for overall student satisfaction
The 89% overall student satisfaction rating means Royal Holloway also achieved a higher overall satisfaction rating than more than half of the Russell Group universities, including the universities of Bristol and Southampton.
Royal Holloway students particularly championed the quality of teaching at the university, making it one of several factors that contribute to Royal Holloway retaining its position as one of the top higher education institutions in the UK.
Investment in the individual, commitment to community
Students taking part in the survey also recognised Royal Holloway’s dedication to improving learning resources and facilities, with the category improving on last year’s result and rising 11% in just five years.
With the university investing in a new state-of-the-art Library and Student Services Centre, due to open in 2017, the Royal Holloway community is set to benefit from a wealth of new learning and self-development resources in the year to come.
Professor Paul Layzell, Principal at Royal Holloway said of the results, “The NSS is extremely important to us as it gives students the opportunity to share their experience of their entire time studying with us. It lets us know what we are doing right and what we can do better.
‘‘We are delighted to retain our status as the University of London institution delivering the highest levels of satisfaction. It is testament to our close-knit community that students feel invested in as individuals, and that they receive the high quality teaching and support they need to succeed.’’
Top 20 subjects from Classics to Computer Science
Some of the key success of the survey included:
Natasha Barrett, President, Royal Holloway Student Union said, "We are delighted to find that our students have given such positive feedback in their NSS answers, the survey provides valuable insight into student experience at Royal Holloway which allows us to identify where we have succeeded and where we can improve our services. Seeing the rise in scores over the last five years and an 89 per cent satisfaction score this year is massively encouraging and we hope to continue working towards maximising student enjoyment and engagement."
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