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School of Management No. 1 in UK for student satisfaction for second year running

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1st for student satisfaction in NSS

The 2014 National Student Survey (NSS) results have been published today (Tuesday 12 August) and see the University of Bath School of Management ranked number one for Business Studies in terms of student satisfaction in the UK for the second year running; achieving an impressive rating of 97 per cent in the influential survey.

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of the School of Management, said: "This is a magnificent result for the School. To come first for student satisfaction for a second year running is something to be incredibly proud of. I would like to thank our academic and professional staff who work together to ensure that every young person coming through our doors has a positive experience and gains the necessary skills for a successful career.”

The annual survey also put the University of Bath in first place for student satisfaction in the UK, for the second year in a row, in the national table of over 130 universities (excluding small and specialist higher education institutions). The University achieved an overall satisfaction rate of 93 per cent, a score shared with Keele University and the University of St. Andrews, putting Bath 7 per cent above the UK national average.

Notes to Editor

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.