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St Mary’s Outperforms Sector in National Student Survey

St Mary's ranks third amongst universities in London for overall and teaching satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey*.

After coming third in the country for Postgraduate study in the recent Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, St Mary’s University, Twickenham has continued its excellent student satisfaction ratings in this year’s National Student Survey.

The annual survey, which asks final year students to rate their university on their experience in a range of areas, found that St Mary’s outperformed the sector in eight categories. The University also saw eight subjects score over 90% on overall satisfaction, with BA History scoring an astounding 100%.

For overall and teaching satisfaction, St Mary’s ranked third amongst universities in London*, with the University rating 3.3% and 2.8% ahead of the sector averages respectively.

The University’s top results for student satisfaction came in Student Voice, where the University was 5.3% ahead of the sector, Academic Support, 4.4% ahead, and Learning Community, 4.3% ahead.

St Mary’s success continued at subject level with eight subjects scoring over 90% on overall satisfaction. Amongst these courses, History scored 100%, Primary Initial Teacher Training scored 96% and Foundation Degree in Football Education Coaching and Development, run in collaboration with Chelsea FC Foundation scored 94%.

These outstanding results come weeks after new employability data from the Higher Education Statistic Agency found that 98% of graduates from St Mary’s were in employment, vocation or further study. Results, which saw both the Times and The i newspapers praise St Mary’s for having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.

Speaking of the results, St Mary’s Vice-Chancellor Anthony McClaran said, “I am delighted to see how well St Mary’s students rate their experience with us. We place the student experience at the heart of all we do and its clear from the feedback our students are giving us that this is paying dividends in terms of how satisfied they are with their time at St Mary’s.”

*Excludes specialist institutions

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