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Physics and Astronomy tops the Russell Group in the National Student Survey

Published: 
12 August 2016
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Southampton Physics Society

Results of this year’s National Student Survey (NSS 2016) show Physics and Astronomy are top of the Russell Group universities for overall student satisfaction, holding their position from 2015.

96 per cent of Physics and Astronomy students are satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course, reflecting the outstanding student experience offered. Continuing this success, Physics and Astronomy also led the Russell Group for Assessment and Feedback.

The Physics and Astronomy team are delighted with the results which come as the University continues to invest in its teaching, facilities, education and research. Quality remains at the forefront with future plans and improvements in place for the coming year.

Built upon student and academic feedback over the last 12 months, the hard work and changes have seen the University consolidate its NSS results, while Physics ranked fourth in the Guardian University Guide and top 20 in The Times University League Table and Complete University Guide.

2016 NSS Summary • 91% of Physics and Astronomy students were satisfied or very satisfied with the teaching on their course • 95% of Physics and Astronomy students agreed that staff are good at explaining things • 95% of Physics and Astronomy students agreed that the course is intellectually stimulating • 90% of Physics and Astronomy students were satisfied or very satisfied with the academic support • 90% of Physics and Astronomy students were satisfied or very satisfied with the organisation and management of their course • 96% of Physics and Astronomy students were satisfied or very satisfied with the learning resources

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