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UoA recieves high marks in dual student surveys

85% of students say they are 'satisfied' with learning experience - as University is ranked 2nd among Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish schools


By Josh Pizzuto-Pomaco


According to the National Student Survey, released last week, UoA ranks second among Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish universities for student satisfaction.


It ranks tenth among all UK universities.


Additionally, UoA has been ranked first for IT resources and facilities, and first for providing students with feedback opportunities.


It also ranks first for Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Business Studies, History of Art, Architecture and Design, Linguistics, and Philosophy across the 120 UK universities.


The University also received high marks in it's annual Student Experience Survey


The ASES survey, which was distributed among UGs, PGTs and PGRs, received approximately 3,000 responses: nearly 14% of the University's student body.


Conducted in November 2022, 91% of UG/PGT respondents answered that they believed their course was ‘intellectually stimulating.’


Students were most divided on the question of feedback- with just 26% of UG/PGT students strongly believing that their feedback is implemented into courses (an additional 27% somewhat believed this, and 28% ‘neither agreed or disagreed’ with the statement).


85% of UG/PGT students agreed with the statement: ‘I am satisfied with my learning experience at the University of Aberdeen.


78% of students said they felt like part of the UoA community, and 79% felt they are listened to by staff. 85% believed they can ‘be themselves’ at the University.


Additionally, 95% of students feel safe in campus study spaces- and 82% believe they can participate in social events of interest.


The survey also uncovered some areas for growth.


For instance, just 54% of new students said they had met with their personal tutor- and only 35% of all students have used the Careers and Employability Service.


The full results of the survey can be found here


Vice Principal for Education Ruth Taylor commented on the National Student Survey results.


She said: “Coming on the heels of a strong performance in the Times Higher World University ranking, the Guardian, Times and Sunday Times rankings and the QS World University rankings, these results demonstrate our commitment to excellence in our education and delivering a great student experience.’

‘This is a brilliant achievement and demonstrates our continued focus on the student experience as a community of university colleagues.’

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