Posted on 28/09/2012
Topping the tables: 100% satisfaction...again
The results of the 2012 National Student Survey (NSS) have been released (27 Sept. 2012)
For the second year in a row, our Human Geography and Geography BA courses have been given a score of 100% in the key headline measure for overall satisfaction with the degree. The performance for our Physical Geography and Geography BSc. courses is also outstanding, at 97%.
Head of Department, Professor David Gilbert commented "This is wonderful news for Geography at Royal Holloway. We were thrilled to get almost unanimous praise from our graduating students in 2011, but to be able to sustain this is remarkable, and a real indication of the care and professionalism of staff here, as well as our strong sense of community. We won't rest on our laurels, and there are always places where we can improve what we do, but I'm also gratified by the Department's strong performance in the details of the survey, indicating the great strengths in our teaching, course organization and pastoral care."
Since the beginning of the NSS in the mid-2000s, Royal Holloway Geography has consistently scored in the 90s for overall satisfaction with the degrees, and has regularly made the top spot. This news follows on from excellent recent news about employability, with the Department making the UK top ten for graduate employment, and about degree results with nearly 70% of our 2012 graduates leaving with a first or upper second class degree.