Student satisfaction and graduate outcomes success for Warwick EconomicsTuesday 4 Oct 2022
As we welcome new and returning students at the start of a new academic year, we take the opportunity to report on the positive results of the National Student Survey (NSS), the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), and the Graduate Outcomes survey we received over the summer. We have already reported on Warwick Economics being ranked 1st in the Good University Guide 2023Link opens in a new window.
NSS 2022 - 3rd among Russell Group
In the recent NSS 85.1% of finalists in the Department of Economics who responded to the survey, indicated that they were satisfied with the course as a whole which is 2.5 percentage points higher than last year. This places us 3rd in the Russell Group in Economics for Overall Satisfaction.
The highest satisfaction scores were achieved in:
- Teaching on my course: 91.7% of undergraduates agreed that: "the course is intellectually stimulating" and 89.4% agreed that "staff are good at explaining things".
- Academic support: 89.9% of undergraduates said that "they were able to contact staff when they needed to".
We were also ranked 1st in the Russell Group in Economics for Teaching Quality, Learning Opportunity, Assessment & Feedback, Academic Support, Learning Community and Student Voice.
The overall satisfaction score for the Department of Economics was 4.3 (Mostly agree)* out of maximum 5, which indicates a positive level of student satisfaction with the postgraduate taught courses. The highest rated areas were Resources (4.6) and Dissertation (4.3). All the other scores, including Teaching and Learning, Engagement, Assessment and Feedback, Organisation and Management and Skills Development, were above 4 (Mostly agree).
Graduate Outcomes Survey of 2019/20 cohort
In the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey (results received in July 2022) there were positive indicators that our graduates continue to do well after graduation:
- 92% of Warwick Economics undergraduates were in graduate level work, graduate level study or both within 15 months of successful course completion in 2019/20** £35K was the median salary of this cohort of students whose main employment was full-time work in the UK
- 89% of our postgraduate taught graduates went on to graduate level work, graduate level of study or both within 15 months of course completion in 2019/20.** £36K was the median salary of this cohort of students whose main employment was full-time work in the UK.
Deputy Head of Department (Teaching & Learning) Professor Caroline Elliott commented:
“The results of the surveys are very encouraging with high scores in many areas of teaching and learning. It’s particularly pleasing to see that so many of our students are successful in securing graduate level jobs or graduate level study. However, we always strive to do better as a department. In particular, we will focus this academic year on increasing opportunities for students to feel fully engaged with our in-person teaching and learning and extra-curricular activities, and for making sure that everyone enjoys being part of our diverse and dynamic community.”
*The values are based on an average score for each response: Definitely agree (5), Mostly agree (4), Neither agree nor disagree (3), Mostly disagree (2) and Definitely disagree (1).
**contains HESA data: copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2022. HESA cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.
Related articles and links
- Full NSS data is available on the Office for StudentsLink opens in a new window website.
- National Student Survey ranks University of Warwick third amongst Russell Group institutions for overall satisfactionLink opens in a new window
- Graduate Outcomes SurveyLink opens in a new window - information about the survey