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2018 Student Survey Results

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2018 Student Survey Results

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce that we have achieved good results in the recent student surveys: the National Student Survey (NSS), the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) and the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.


The overall student satisfaction of our final year undergraduate students is 82% which is disappointing this year but the Department is continuing to work into areas to improve this. We are pleased to report that the highest scores were achieved for ‘Learning Resources’ (89%) and ‘Organisation and Management’ (85%). 88% of our students said that the course was intellectually stimulating and 91% were pleased with access to course specific resources. There have been some pleasing improvements to our students’ perception of the quality of ‘Assessment and Feedback’; we hope to improve on this further in the coming years.

Within the Russell Group of UK universities, Warwick Economics has a strong NSS profile. In all but 3 of the 26 NSS questions, Warwick Economics achieves higher ratings than the average Russell Group rating: notable amongst this are the ratings for ‘Learning Community’ (11% points above the RG average; ‘The course is well organised and running smoothly’ (8% points higher than the RG average); and ‘My course has challenged me to achieve my best work’ (7% points above the RG average).


The overall satisfaction rating has increased from 72% in 2016/17 to 85% in 2017/18 which is above the overall Warwick score of 84%. This was achieved with a response rate of 59% of the postgraduate taught cohort. We saw a 9% point increase in satisfaction with the Dissertation Module and a 7% point increase in how students perceived ‘Teaching’ on the course which now stands at 85%.


The 2018 DLHE survey confirms that our graduates from undergraduate courses are very successful at securing employment after graduation; 95% of our undergraduates work or study six months after completion of study and 93% of them are in graduate-level employment or study. 87% of postgraduate taught graduates and 100% of our postgraduate research graduates are in work or study six months after their graduation.

How We Act on the Feedback Received

We are reflecting on the results of these surveys and preparing an action plan in which we will capture the key themes arising from student feedback, analyse the causes of any issues identified and come up with initiatives to be worked on in response to the feedback. We will be engaging our UG and PGT students in those discussions to make sure that their perspectives are taken into account.

Examples of how we have responded to student feedback in previous years can be found on our You Said So We Did pages for our undergraduate, postgraduate taught courses.