The National Student Survey (NSS) 2018 provides valuable information for prospective students, and help universities, colleges and students’ unions to further improve the education and services they provide.

Six of Bath’s programmes achieved 100% overall satisfaction whilst a further 16 received satisfaction ratings of 90% or above.

Bath’s top scoring courses were:

  • BA(Hons) Education with Psychology with Professional Placement
  • MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement
  • MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with year-long work placement
  • MChem with year-long work placement
  • BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and ab initio Italian) with Year Abroad
  • BSc(Hons) Computer Science

Professor Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), commented:

Although we recognise we haven’t matched our outstanding performance of recent years in the NSS league tables, we still pride ourselves on providing our students with the best possible rounded university experience, as recognised in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2018. However, we accept there is always room for improvement and we will focus on those areas where it is needed.

We continue to invest heavily in our campus and facilities such as our Bath city centre hub – the Virgil Building – as well as a £3.5 million gym development, to ensure it meets and exceeds the very high expectations our students rightly have. We are committed to ensuring our students leave Bath having received a top class education and an experience they will cherish for the rest of their lives and will be doing our utmost to ensure this is the case.

In the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2018 Bath was ranked in the top four nationally for student experience as well as the second safest campus in the UK. Bath was also named Sports University of the Year in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

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