National Student Survey success for Leeds

Results from the National Student Survey (NSS) position Leeds in the top three for teaching in the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.

Leeds remains in the top five for overall student satisfaction in the Russell Group

NSS 2019 results. July 2019

According to the figures published today (Wednesday 3 July), we also remain in the top five for overall student satisfaction in the Russell Group, scoring 86% – two points above the sector average of 84%.

The independent annual survey is one of the key indicators of how students rate their time at university, and was completed by more than 300,000 final-year students in the UK in 2019.

The NSS asks about many of the factors that are most important to them, including aspects of their teaching, subject and community.

Professor Tom Ward, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education, said: “Our position in this key survey of what students think is a testament to the talent and hard work of our international body of staff and students, who consistently inspire me.

“At Leeds, we offer a research-based education that emphasises the development of independent, critical thinkers.

“Leeds benefits enormously from working with one of the most successful and highly-regarded student unions in the country – the first in the UK to be awarded ‘excellent’ status by the National Union of Students. We work closely together to create an environment in which students from all over the world can learn, flourish and feel supported – in the classroom, on the campus and beyond.”

Success: A student view

Abiha Khan, Education Officer at Leeds University Union (LUU), thinks the opportunities presented through both the University and the Students’ Union offer an exceptional experience for those studying at Leeds.

“For Leeds to be in the top three for teaching again is a fantastic achievement.

“At Leeds, we make sure students have a well-rounded experience, as well as a world-class education. LUU offers opportunities such as volunteering in the community and trying new activities in our clubs and societies, while also offering support during difficult times through our extensive support services, working closely with the University.

“We look forward to another year of working in partnership with the University to deliver the best possible learning experience for students.”

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