UEA second-best university in England for student satisfaction

David Richarsdon, vice chancellor of the UEA, welcomed the results of the survey. Picture: Denise Br

David Richarsdon, vice chancellor of the UEA, welcomed the results of the survey. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

The University of East Anglia's reputation for having some of the most satisfied students in England has been confirmed by a national survey of more than 300,000 people.

It climbed to joint-second in the rankings for overall satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey, which is released today, and said it was the only mainstream university in England to finish in the top five in each year since the survey began in 2005.

A total of 92pc of full-time, first degree undergraduates who completed the survey at the UEA said they definitely or mostly agreed that, overall, they were satisfied with the quality of their course.

That rating put it behind Keele University, and level with the universities of Essex, Winchester and Surrey, but ahead of Oxford, Cambridge and the Norwich University of the Arts, where 87pc of students said they were satisfied with their courses.

UEA vice-chancellor Prof David Richardson said: 'The National Student Survey is a key barometer of how our students feel about their time here at UEA. Scoring so highly for satisfaction is testament to the efforts of academic and support staff as well as the Student Union, and of course the students themselves in making UEA a top-class place to live and study.

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'The result comes just a few months after UEA was ranked Top 10 in the UK for research outputs in the National Research Excellence Framework, demonstrating that we can deliver excellence in both teaching and research that together underpin our position in the top 1pc of universities in the world.'

The UEA ranked best in the country for overall satisfaction for eight individual subjects, including law, which rose from eighth place, French, and philosophy which improved from 18th.

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Thirteen individual subjects were in the top five, including computing, which jumped from 20th to second.

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