Thursday, 27 September 2012
Student nurses at the University of Worcester are the most satisfied in the Country, according to this year's National Student Survey.
The University’s Nursing BSc (Hons) programme scored a full 100% satisfaction rating in the independent survey.
It comes after the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) rated the University of Worcester’s training as ‘good’ in all five areas of its Annual Monitoring Review.
Professor David Green, University of Worcester Vice Chancellor, said: “Along with our partners in the hospitals, hospices and health care settings, the University is committed to ensuring that all of our graduates are equipped with the right knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to succeed as nurses.
“I am delighted that the students are satisfied with the experience they receive here and we know that 100% of our nursing graduates are snapped up into employment.”
Biology at the University was also highly ranked in the NSS, at 7th in the Country when compared to other universities and university colleges, with an overall satisfaction rate of 96%.
Students studying a range of courses in Education, both at the University and through its extensive partnerships, ranked the University 8th in the Country in terms of overall satisfaction.
The University’s overall satisfaction rate was 85%, in line with the national average, with the University improving on all six measures from last year.
The University did fall slightly in its overall ranking, due to a poor performance on learning resources.
Anne Hannaford, Director of University’s Information and Learning Services, said: “We have struggled for many years with score on learning resources, largely because the library was too small. However, now The Hive, Europe’s first joint university and public library, is open we are sure that scores will increase as the quality and range of the facility is fantastic. Students will also benefit from the refurbishment of the former library into a specialist study and guidance centre.”
A total of 88% of students said staff were enthusiastic about what they were teaching, and 89% said staff were good at explaining things.
According to the results of the survey, over 82% of students at Worcester consider their course has helped their personal development, including communication skills and problem solving.
Students also expressed high levels of satisfaction with the academic support they receive, with 82% saying they received sufficient advice and support with their studies.
More information about the NSS results for different courses can be found on the UNISTATS website www.unistats.direct.gov.uk