National Student Survey reveals rise for Leicester

Efforts made by the University of Leicester to enhance the student experience in response to student feedback has led to its overall student satisfaction rising to 88%, the results of the latest National Student Survey reveal today.

The University has exceeded its benchmark on Question 22 (Overall Satisfaction) of 87% and has, in particular, seen improvement in satisfaction for its assessment and feedback, teaching quality and academic support.

A number of areas have performed particularly well in their JACS level 3 subject groups this year, including forensic and archaeological sciences and molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry, which are ranked in the top ten; while genetics was ranked top in the country with 100% overall satisfaction.

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle said: "The results are particularly gratifying as they show students recognise the hard work that has gone into making Leicester a listening university.

"Across the University our improvements in satisfaction with assessment and feedback have been particularly impressive; with our investment in learning resources including Library and IT services recognised in sector-leading scores.  The number of students impressed with services and delivery at the Students’ Union also continues to grow.

"I would like to thank colleagues for all of the hard work that has gone into these results."

The last academic year saw a number of initiatives to help students take full advantage of their time at University and to help cope with the pressures of studying for a degree. Our Students’ Union ran their De-stress yourself campaign during exam season from April to May, bringing Lasertag, Crazy Golf, Petting Zoo, Relaxation Stations and a Puppy Room to campus; and events like our Christmas ice skating rink and Leicester City FC victory celebrations have been held on campus.

And Leicester continues to take on feedback from students with more positive changes planned for the next academic year, including a new Student Services Centre in the Charles Wilson Building, a new university app for students and a Fabulous First Year programme for new students.

The full results of the NSS are available on the HEFCE website.