Posted Wednesday 3 July 2019
Four Kingston University subjects have achieved a 100 per cent score for overall student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS).
In figures just released by the Office for Students, the University's learning disability nursing, information systems, journalism and nutrition with exercise and health programmes received the maximum satisfaction ratings from final year students. The annual survey, which asks for feedback on courses at their institutions, was carried out earlier this year.
The NSS results come during a landmark year for learning disability nursing, taught in partnership with St George's, University of London, with centenary celebrations for the profession held at Kingston University last month attended by more than 200 people, including Baroness Hollins.
Top marks for nutrition with exercise and health were awarded by students who benefit from state-of the art laboratories, specialist equipment and a newly refurbished nutrition kitchen, plus the chance to work alongside world-class athletes through the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing's links with Fulham Football Club and Great Britain's Olympic canoe and kayak team.
Practical experience is also a major focus for the University's journalism degree, with students honing their skills through internships at media outlets across the capital as well as producing print and online publications as part of their studies. The course was also ranked best in London in the latest Guardian University Guide.
In addition to its subject successes, the University put in a strong performance across the board in this year's NSS. Its overall satisfaction rate rose to 82.2 per cent from 80.5 per cent in 2018, bucking the average sector trend.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier said the results included a number of notable improvements. "Every year, the National Student Survey provides the University with an invaluable insight in to our students' views on both their campus experience and degree studies," he said.
"Putting students at the heart of everything we do is central to our vision, mission and strategy. Their feedback is something we take incredibly seriously and gives us an opportunity to learn from examples of good practice to ensure we consistently deliver the highest quality education that our students, their future employers and society as a whole quite rightly expect from us."