Posted on 06/06/2012
The School of Management is delighted to have risen 19 places to 41st in The Guardian University Guide 2013.
The School has seen a significant improvement in overall satisfaction with the course, staff-student ratio’s, and value-added.
Head of School, Jeffrey Unerman commented:
“We provide a high quality educational experience for our students, and work hard to continually improve on these high standards. As part of this process we listen carefully and respond to feedback from our students. I am pleased to see this is reflected in a significant improvement in the School's ranking in the Guardian University Guide”.
The School is renowned for providing a friendly and supportive learning environment for its students and endeavours to fully support them in their studies. The School has seen particular improvements in overall satisfaction with the course (+3), staff-student ratio’s (+2), and value-added (+5).
The full results http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2012/may/22/university-guide-business-management-studies
The School carried out a huge amount of work to look at improving the Student Experience. This involved focus groups of students and staff and a full report on the Student Experience which resulted in several working parties being formed to explore areas of concern. The result being the majority of the concerns being addressed as detailed below.
Plans to improve the student experience
The following actions are planned for 2012:
- students to see the Turnitin report for one core course assignment per year;
- improvements to first years Welcome Week
- redevelopment of the personal tutor system
- improvements to assessment and feedback for assignments
- social events to bring students and staff together
Plans successfully implemented
- the introduction of examiner’s reports to give students feedback on exam performance;
- the introduction of group meetings with their personal tutor for first year students in Welcome Week;
- earlier assignment of personal tutors for all students;
- improvement and simplification of the assignment submission process
- an increase in the School’s library budget, which enabled over £5000 to be spent on the purchase of more core textbooks;
- the introduction of a free printing allowance for all single-honours and major-honours management students
Student Staff Committee
The School fosters two-way communication between students and staff and seeks to address any concerns raised by students at the Student Staff Committee which is held 3 times over the academic year.
View other league tables here http://www.rhul.ac.uk/management/aboutus/rankings.aspx