Data released from the National Student Survey (NSS) has ranked St Mary’s University, Twickenham amongst London’s top ten universities for overall satisfaction.
The annual survey, which asks final year undergraduate students about their university experience, saw St Mary’s climb 20 places in the overall satisfaction rankings. Students at St Mary’s rated the University 85% for overall satisfaction, ahead of the sector average. Almost half of the University’s programmes achieved above 90%, with English and Acting achieving 100% satisfaction.
St Mary’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Francis Campbell said, “One of the most important metrics we evaluate ourselves on at St Mary’s is student satisfaction. I am particularly pleased to see that we have ranked sixth in London for Student Voice, we invest a great deal in ensuring our students are represented at all levels of the institution and this is a great endorsement of our work in this area.
“As an institution, we put the student experience at the heart of everything we do. Whilst there is still scope for improvement, I am delighted to see that we are amongst the top ten institutions in London for student satisfaction.”
In June, the University achieved the Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), with Times Higher Education ranking St Mary’s in the top five London institutions. Of particular note the TEF panel found that;
“Most students achieve excellent outcomes. Very high proportions of students continue with their studies and progress to employment or further study, with highly skilled employment being particularly notable.”
Earlier in 2017, students at St Mary’s also nominated the University for eight awards at the Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, including Job Prospects, Student Support, Accommodation and Students’ Union, ranking it number one in London overall.