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Student satisfaction at WLS rises to 81.4% in NSS

Despite the challenge of teaching during the pandemic Warwick Law School saw its student satisfaction rate rise to 81.4% in the 2021 National Student Survey, a 6.8% increase since 2020 despite a sharp decline for the wider UK HE sector.

The National Student Survey (NSS), a nationwide survey of final year students, saw over 300,000 students fill in the questionnaire across 397 universities, with the UK’s overall satisfaction score falling to 75 per cent, an eight percentage point drop.

Law students have appreciated our efforts to minimise the impact of the pandemic on teaching & learning by offering a blended-learning environment. The School’s performance saw Warwick placed 4th in the Russell Group and 20th in the UK HE Sector overall for Law subject teaching (with 82.5% overall satisfaction). We also saw vast improvements in our subject rankings in the following areas:

    • 1st in Russell Group for Student Voice
    • 3rd in Russell Group for Assessment & Feedback
    • 4th in Russell Group for Organisation & Management
    • 5th in Russell Group for Learning Community

    Professor Andrew Williams, Deputy Head of Teaching and Learning said: "We recognised from the beginning of this pandemic that working closely with our student body was the only way we could go. It has been truly fantastic to see our community come together and see that effort appreciated in the survey, particularly in the Student Voice and Learning Community figures. I'm so impressed by the patience and dedication of students and staff to make the Law degrees still work in the most difficult of circumstances."

    Professor Andrew Sanders, Head of Warwick Law School commented: “These are wonderful results. They show that, even in the most difficult times my colleagues – professional services and academics – have been putting the students’ education and welfare before all else. The fact that students clearly appreciate this effort, and the high standards we’ve maintained, is very heart-warming.”

    The results of the survey revealed high student satisfaction rates among Warwick students as a whole, as the University was placed 3rd in the Russell Group and 13th in the UK for overall satisfaction. It also ranked first within the Russell Group for Assessment and Feedback, and in the top two for Academic Support, Organisation and Management, Learning Resources and Student Voice. Read more.

    For the full NSS results click here.

    Tue 31 Aug 2021, 12:20 | Tags: undergraduate, Feature