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No. 1 for Student Satisfaction in Business Studies

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The 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) results have been published today (Tuesday 13 August) and see the University of Bath School of Management ranked number one for Business Studies in terms of student satisfaction in the UK; achieving an impressive rating of 98 per cent in the influential survey.

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of the School of Management, said: "Going to university should be a significant, rewarding and life changing experience. Here in the School of Management, at the University of Bath, academic and professional staff work together to ensure that every young person coming through our doors has a brilliant time, attains the necessary foundations for a successful career but also leaves with a sense of responsibility for the well-being of others in society. It's that combination that makes our graduates so sought after in the job market."

The annual survey also put the University of Bath in first place for student satisfaction in the UK, in a national table of over 130 universities (excluding small and specialist higher education institutions). The University achieved an overall satisfaction rate of 94 per cent, 9 points above the UK national average of 85 per cent.

Further information about the University of Bath’s National Student Survey (NSS) results is available here.

Notes to Editors
The National Student Survey (NSS) is a national survey that gathers opinions from mostly final year undergraduates on the quality of their courses. The survey asks current undergraduates to provide honest feedback on what it has been like to study their course at their institution.

The School of Management's undergraduate degrees are highly-rated and our graduates are actively pursued by employers. Other opportunities to work with the School exist in the form student projects and placements, MBA projects and recruitment, tailored executive development programmes, and academic consultancy. Please visit our Business Connections pages for further information. We look to establish long term, multi-layered relationships with organisations through our Corporate Partners Scheme, which draw on the wide range of services that we provide.

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General Notes For Editors:

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.