Number One University for student satisfaction
Highest rating for 2012
The Open University outperformed all other universities to be highest rated in overall student satisfaction in the National Students Survey 2012 – a great start to the new academic year. The OU was the highest rated in this category out of all universities and appears behind three small specialist HE institutions in the rankings*.
The OU received an overall satisfaction rate of 93 per cent from students in the UK – a score it has consistently achieved for three years.
The Open University in Scotland and The Open University in Wales were both highest rated among universities for overall satisfaction and in both nations the overall satisfaction rating for the OU increased by 1 per cent on last year. In Northern Ireland the OU has been rated in the top two for student satisfaction in HE institutions since 2005 and appears behind a small HE institution, St Mary’s University College, Belfast.
The survey, produced by HEFCE, was completed by more than 23,000 OU students with 23 questions on how they rate teaching, learning and student resources.
Martin Bean, Vice Chancellor of the OU, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that our students have given us this accolade. Their responses show that The Open University’s combination of flexible study, world-class teaching and individually tailored support, backed by 6,500 associate lecturers, continues to provide students with the best possible experience of higher education."