One of the best nationally for overall student satisfaction

Gary Hughes

The University has achieved the fifth highest score for overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

It also has 14 subjects in the top 10 and more than 50% in the top 20 for overall satisfaction.

Kent’s top 10 subjects are: Archaeology (1st); Classics (1st); Electronic and Electrical Engineering (1st); Biology (3rd); Comparative Literary Studies (4th); Business Studies (5th); Anthropology (6th); Cinematics & Photography (6th); subjects allied to Medicine (6th); Molecular Biology (7th), Biophysics and Biochemistry (7th); American and Australasian Studies (8th); Sociology (10th); and Economics (10th).

Kent’s results* also show a year on year increase in student satisfaction for academic support, with 91% of students agreeing that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to.

The 2015 NSS results, published on 12 August, follow Kent’s recent achievements in the Guardian University Guide and the UK government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The full results of the NSS 2015 are available from HEFCE.

* out of all publicly funded, multi-faculty (i.e. not single-subject/specialist institutions) universities.