National Student Survey results 2019

July 4th, 2019

The 2019 National Student Survey (NSS) results for the University of Nottingham are now available in the NSS Department Explorer.

Students’ overall satisfaction with their course remains at 84% as in 2018, placing the University 14th within the Russell Group, with a strong performance in teaching and learning.

The strongest performance at an institutional level continues to be teaching on the course (84%), learning opportunities (82%) and learning resources (88%). In addition, the University saw improved results in academic support, organisation and management, student voice and the Students’ Union.

Eight departments achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 90% or higher: Veterinary Medicine and Science (97%), Theology & Religious Studies (94%), Pharmacy (94%), Geography (93%), Mathematical Sciences (92%), Chemical & Environmental Engineering (92%), Classics & Archaeology (91%) Philosophy (91%).

The strongest improvements since 2018 are in Politics & International Relations (74% to 82%), Geography (87% to 93%), Theology & Religious Studies (89% to 94%), Modern Languages & Cultures (77% to 81%) and Mathematical Sciences (87% to 92%).

Further analysis of the data will be undertaken over the next few weeks to help inform actions to continue to maintain and improve the student experience at the University of Nottingham.

About the NSS

The annual survey consists of 27 questions covering course teaching, learning opportunities, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, learning community, student voice and the Students’ Union. At the end of the survey students are asked to give their university an overall satisfaction score.

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July 9th, 2019 at 10:38 am

Richard Moss

Id also like to point out that the BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise Science course (within the Division of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences in the School of Health Sciences) recorded an overall NSS score of 92%, rising from 83% last year. Should this not also be included on the lists for subjects scoring over 90% and in the strongest improvements since 2018?

July 9th, 2019 at 11:30 am

Ryan Neal

Hi Richard,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This article focuses on departments, as opposed to individual courses, which is why the BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise Science course was not included. I do appreciate that this wasn’t made explicitly clear in the article, so have made a few edits.

Congratulations to all involved for a fantastic result on the Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise Science course.


July 11th, 2019 at 8:33 am

Becky cameron

There is a grammatical error in the first paragraph – with a strong performances.

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