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Brunel University London enjoys top ranking for student satisfaction among universities in the capital

Brunel has been named as one of London’s top universities for student satisfaction, according to the National Student Survey (NSS).

  • Results released today show that 89% of students at Brunel University London were satisfied overall with their experience at university; up 2% on last year.
  • It means the university climbed nearly 30 places to 25th out of 154 Higher Education institutions, ranked by overall satisfaction rate, placing Brunel alongside the top ranking universities in London. Only two of the smaller ‘specialist’ higher education institutions in the capital enjoyed higher ratings.

This year, of the six categories students were asked to assess, each has maintained or improved upon last year’s performance.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Julia Buckingham said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Brunel has performed so well in this year’s survey. Not only is it a reflection of the huge importance the university places on the student experience, but it is also recognition of the exceptional effort and commitment that all academic and professional staff have shown over the past year.

“I’m particularly happy that we’re leading the way in many areas of student experience and across our subject portfolio. However, we cannot afford to be complacent – we will continue to listen to the needs of our students and staff, and will strive to improve yet further next year.”

Subjects including accounting, economics and finance, civil engineering, creative writing, music and occupational therapy all showed particular improvement since last year’s survey. Courses covering film and TV studies, anthropology, English, history and politics all remained consistently strong, while in physiotherapy 100% of students were satisfied with their courses, making the university top in the UK for the subject.

The NSS, a national initiative conducted every year since 2005, asks students of Higher Education to rate their university on their learning experience.