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NSS results and TEF

As well as being experts in their field, many of our staff hold a teaching qualification accredited by the Higher Education Academy, and are either Fellows or Senior Fellows of the HEA. The School organises regular staff training events to share teaching innovations and best practice. One of our innovations has been in bringing interactivity to lectures: all of our students are now given a personal response device (a “clicker”) to answer questions in lectures and stay engaged.

NSS results

NSS 2017 logoHigh-quality teaching means satisfied students. In last year’s National Student Survey, 93 per cent of our students were satisfied overall with the quality of their courses, and in our two most popular programmes, Biology and Biomedical Sciences, over 96 per cent of them reported that staff are good at explaining things.


National Student Survey results 2016 for overall satisfaction:

93% Biology

93% Biomedical Sciences

94% Zoology


This places us among the top 25 per cent of Biological Science departments in the UK for overall student satisfaction.


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