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UEL one of most improved universities in UK after best ever NSS result

The University of East London (UEL) is one of the most improved universities in the UK for student satisfaction after rising 37 places in the National Student Survey (NSS) league table.

The survey, which was published today, showed a five per cent jump in student satisfaction from 78 per cent in 2015 to 83 per cent this year.

Only four other universities across the whole of the UK recorded bigger improvements.

The five per cent rise was also the equal largest increase in student satisfaction by any university in London. It means UEL has risen to become the second highest ranked modern university in the capital.

Professor John J. Joughin, the UEL Vice-Chancellor, said, “This is our best ever NSS performance, which is fantastic news for the University. Nothing can be more satisfying than receiving such a ringing endorsement from our students and I would like to thank them for their vote of confidence.

“The survey asks final-year undergraduates a range of questions about their university experience as well as their overall level of satisfaction and it is especially gratifying that we received our best ever scores for the quality of our teaching, assessment and feedback and academic support.

“The fact that we are one of the most improved universities in the whole of the UK is a wonderful accolade and testimony to the dedication and professionalism of our academic and support staff.”

The annual NSS is carried out among final-year undergraduates across the country and is widely used by prospective students to get an inside view on degree courses and by university managers to identify strengths and weaknesses. This year, students from 160 higher education institutions took part.