Satisfaction continues to rise among Manchester students


The University of Manchester continues to make good progress in the annual National Student Satisfaction (NSS) survey, with some excellent performances across Schools and disciplines.


The percentage of students reporting high satisfaction with their Manchester experience has risen 1% to 86% in the latest 2015 survey – the University’s highest score since the survey began – but still short of the 90% target the institution has set itself.

Professor Clive Agnew, Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students, said: “The continued rise in our overall student satisfaction rate is encouraging and reflects the hard work of colleagues.

“The Faculty of Life Sciences and Schools of Dentistry, Electrical Engineering, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Computer Science and Physics and Astronomy are particularly worthy of note, with satisfaction rates in excess of 90%, well above the national average.

“Where there is further room for improvement, I will be working with colleagues to ensure our students feel they are receiving the very best education and support we can possibly provide.”

Other discipline areas to perform very well in the 2015 NSS survey, with scores of 95% and above, are Microbiology, Planning, Music, Zoology, Anthropology, Archaeology and Biology.

Subjects with between 90% and 94% student satisfaction are Classics, Geology, Asian Studies, German and Scandinavian Studies, History, Accounting, Anatomy, and Physiology and Pathology