BRUNEL NSS RANKING - CREDIT TO ASHLEY BASIL 

SHAKOOFEH SHAH

The National Student Survey (NSS) results are out and Brunel has been voted first place in London with a whopping 89% of students satisfied with their overall experience.

Brunel climbed nearly 30 places out of 154 institutions, placing us at the top out of all the other universities in the capital. Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Julia Buckingham said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Brunel has performed so well in this year’s survey. Not only is it a reflection of the huge importance the university places on the student experience, but it is also recognition of the exceptional effort and commitment that all academic and professional staff have shown over the past year.  "I’m particularly happy that we’re leading the way in many areas of student experience and across our subject portfolio. However, we cannot afford to be complacent – we will continue to listen to the needs of our students and staff, and will strive to improve yet further next year."   Many subjects had overall improvements since the survey last year and faculties received high percentages of student satisfaction including Accounting, Economics and Finance, Civil Engineering, Creative Writing, Music and Occupational Therapy.   The Student Union, Vice President for Academic Representation, Marcus Stein said: “The union are committed to ensuring the continual improvement of the student experience here at Brunel, and being ranked number 1 for student satisfaction in London for the 3rd year running is testament to the hard work that goes on here. I look forward to being a part of the action.” Film and TV studies have been ranked 3rd for overall satisfaction along with Anthropology, English, History and Politics who have all won top places with their ratings.

However, the most consistent subject coming in at 100% student satisfaction was Physiotherapy, along with the joy of ranking Brunel number 1 in London for Journalism.   The 2014 results have placed Brunel 5th for English in the country where 93% of students were satisfied with the quality of Brunel’s BA English programme. This performance follows the strong placing of English and Creative Writing in the Guardian League table published in June 2014. The NSS is a national programme conducted every year since 2005. It asks students of Higher Education to rate their university on their learning experience and asses their overall satisfaction and experience whilst studying. Head of the Dept of Arts and Humanities, Professor Tom Betteridge said “We are extremely pleased with these results. The high satisfaction ratings reflect the hard work our staff have put in over the last year to continually improve the student experience”

For more information about Brunel’s performance visit the university website’s news and events page: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/news-and-events