Ipswich: UCS officials delighted as latest resarch shows 82% of students are satisfied with their courses

UCS Provost, Professor Mike Saks

UCS Provost, Professor Mike Saks - Credit: Contributed

More than four out of every five students at University Campus Suffolk (UCS) are satisfied with their course at the institution, new figures have shown.

Results from the national student survey (NSS) have revealed a third successive rise in student satisfaction at the university – with 82% saying they were satisfied with their course – a 2% increase on last year.

The survey, which gathers opinions from final year undergraduates, also revealed UCS is above the UK national average for student satisfaction in assessment and feedback and personal development.

UCS provost and chief executive, Mike Saks, said: “As an institution we are delighted that the vast majority of our students have voiced positive opinions about their experiences at UCS.

“We have listened to what students have said and worked in partnership with the Students’ Union.

“The continuing improvements of the past years in these survey results indicate that we have taken their comments on board and made positive steps forward.”

The results also show that some courses at UCS achieved 100% student satisfaction.

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Those subjects include English, film, history, interior architecture and design and midwifery.

Steven Phillips, Head of Learning Resources at UCS, was delighted with the results but insisted it was important the university continued to build on the success.

He added: “We are continuing to develop support and services for our students across the entire UCS network.

“Our additional investment of over £150,000 provides access to resources that compares well with the leading universities in the UK.”

Despite revelations earlier this year that 14.6% of full-time degree students had dropped out of their course, the latest research has topped off a good year for the university, which came 98th in the Guardian newspaper University League Table in June – its highest ever position.

Mr Saks added: “Along with the recent rises in graduate employment and university league tables, the NSS highlights that we are on the right track at UCS. We shall continue to strive to improve the overall student experience at UCS.”