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Students rate university courses
The table below shows institutions in the official National Student Survey in order of their "overall satisfaction" ratings.

The ratings are on a scale of 1 to 5, from "definitely disagree" to "definitely agree" with statements in 21 questions grouped under six categories, with a final overall rating.

Institutions with the same score are simply listed alphabetically.

KEY TO COLUMNS

T = teaching
A = assessment and feedback
S = academic support
M = organisation and management
R = learning resources
P = personal development
O = overall

We left out the words "University of ..." to make the alphabetical list easier to use. So, for example, "Nottingham" means the University of Nottingham.

Institution T A S M R P O
Open 4.34.24.14.244.14.5
Birkbeck College4.33.83.83.93.83.94.3
College of St Mark & St John4.33.943.93.84.24.3
Loughborough 4.13.744.24.34.14.3
Leicester4.23.7444.14.14.3
Lancaster 4.13.63.943.94.14.2
Royal Holloway, London4.13.63.843.83.94.2
University College London4.13.53.83.943.94.2
Durham4.13.63.93.84.23.94.2
East Anglia4.13.63.944.24.14.2
Exeter4.13.63.93.94.144.2
Hull4.13.63.93.84.24.14.2
Wales Swansea4.13.63.83.9444.2
Wales, Aberystwyth4.13.53.944.144.2
Wales, Lampeter4.23.743.93.64.14.2
York4.13.43.94.1444.2
Aston 3.93.43.83.83.84.14.1
Bath Spa 4.23.73.83.83.14.14.1
Cardiff 43.43.844.344.1
Goldsmiths College4.13.63.73.83.83.94.1
King's College London4.13.43.83.84.244.1
Queen Mary, London43.43.73.8444.1
Queen's University Belfast43.53.844.144.1
Bath43.33.83.93.844.1
Birmingham43.33.83.8444.1
Bristol4.13.33.84444.1
Chester4.13.73.93.93.64.14.1
Kent43.73.83.9444.1
Nottingham43.33.8443.94.1
Reading43.53.93.94.144.1
Sheffield4.13.43.83.93.844.1
Southampton43.53.73.64.244.1
Wales, Bangor4.13.63.93.944.14.1
Birmingham College3.83.63.83.63.54.14
Canterbury Christ Church 43.83.93.83.644
Coventry 3.93.53.63.74.244
Edge Hill College of Higher Education43.73.93.844.14
Imperial College3.93.13.73.74.344
Keele 43.43.73.83.844
Liverpool Hope 4.13.63.73.83.24.14
Liverpool John Moores 3.93.53.83.74.144
London Sch of Economics & Political Sci43.63.544.23.74
Oxford Brookes 43.53.73.6444
School of Oriental and African Studies4.13.53.43.63.33.74
St Martin's College4.13.73.73.63.14.14
St Mary's College4.13.73.83.73.644
University College Chichester4.23.83.93.73.84.24
University College Falmouth4.13.83.83.544.14
Bolton43.73.83.74.24.14
Bradford3.93.53.83.84.144
Essex43.53.83.943.94
Glamorgan43.73.83.63.944
Huddersfield3.93.73.93.84.144
Leeds43.33.73.84.13.94
Liverpool43.43.73.83.93.94
Manchester43.33.63.74.344
Newcastle43.33.83.84.244
Teesside43.63.83.64.24.14
Ulster3.93.63.73.8444
Wales, Newport43.93.93.7444
Winchester4.13.63.93.8444
Worcester43.73.83.83.54.14
Anglia Polytechnic 43.63.73.53.943.9
Northumbria 3.93.43.83.5443.9
Nottingham Trent 3.93.43.73.6443.9
Roehampton 43.53.53.63.63.93.9
Sheffield Hallam 3.93.43.63.6443.9
Staffordshire 3.93.53.83.64.243.9
Swansea Institute of Higher Education3.93.63.83.6443.9
University College Northampton3.93.73.73.53.843.9
Central Lancashire3.93.63.83.63.943.9
Gloucestershire3.93.53.73.643.93.9
Plymouth43.63.73.63.943.9
Salford3.93.43.73.5443.9
Surrey3.93.33.73.73.93.93.9
Sussex43.53.53.73.73.83.9
West of England, Bristol3.93.43.63.63.93.93.9
York St John College43.53.83.43.94.13.9
Bournemouth 3.83.43.73.43.843.8
De Montfort 3.83.53.63.54.13.93.8
Kingston 3.93.33.53.63.73.93.8
Leeds Metropolitan 3.83.53.63.54.143.8
Manchester Metropolitan 3.83.53.63.643.93.8
Trinity & All Saints3.93.63.73.53.93.83.8
Brighton3.93.53.73.53.943.8
Derby3.93.63.63.43.93.93.8
Greenwich3.83.43.53.53.73.93.8
Hertfordshire3.93.43.63.543.93.8
Lincoln3.93.53.73.43.743.8
Portsmouth3.93.43.73.63.83.93.8
Sunderland3.93.53.63.33.943.8
Wales Institute, Cardiff3.83.53.73.53.943.8
Westminster3.83.43.43.73.643.8
Wolverhampton3.83.63.63.53.943.8
Brunel 3.83.33.43.53.63.83.7
Buckinghamshire Chilterns University Col3.93.53.63.43.73.93.7
North East Wales Institute3.93.63.73.33.63.93.7
Central England3.83.53.63.53.83.93.7
London Metropolitan 3.73.23.33.43.63.93.6
Middlesex 3.73.33.43.43.83.93.6
University of the Arts London3.83.53.433.63.83.5

Notes:

We have omitted smaller specialist institutions which offer only three or fewer subjects, such as music, drama or agricultural colleges.

Others did not have a high enough response rate overall to satisfy the statisticians, who set 50% participation and a minimum of 30 students as the thresholds. Some only just missed out, such as Southampton Institute on 48.5%.

In three, students' unions urged people not to take part and the response rate was well below 30%: Warwick, Oxford and Cambridge.




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