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Students give School of ACE their seal of approval with 12 per cent rise in 'overall satisfaction'

Computer Science students working

National Student Survey result rounds off a year of achievements for School

UEL’s School of Architecture, Computing, and Engineering (ACE) is celebrating a huge 12 per cent rise in overall student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS). 

According to the survey, satisfaction levels have risen from 77 per cent in 2015 to 89 per cent this year – well above the sector average of 86 per cent. 

Seven bachelor’s degree courses achieved over 90 per cent student satisfaction, with architecture ranked top in London for ‘assessment and feedback’ and ‘academic support’. 

Computer science scored 97 per cent for student satisfaction, ranking it in the top five in the UK. It was also rated second in the UK for ‘assessment and feedback’, ‘learning resources’ and ‘personal development’ and first in London for ‘teaching on my course’.

The results crown a stellar year for the School, which has seen a number of staff and students win national awards and grants during the 2015-16 academic year, including the Turner Prize – the UK’s most prestigious visual arts award.

Professor Hassan Abdalla, Dean of the School, said, “Our NSS result shows that our students are happy, and happy students are productive, high-achieving students.

“It’s also proof that the quality of our teaching, feedback, and resources meet our students’ needs, and equip them for the world of graduate employment and further study. 

“Well done to all our staff who work so hard, and thanks to our students who have told us, in a very public way, that we’re providing a high-quality educational experience.”

The NSS news follows hot on the heels of an impressive performance in this year’s Guardian University Guide league table in which the School was rated second in London and 11th in the country for architecture.