How happy are our students? Our results from the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS) show how satisfied they are.

The NSS is an independent survey that measures student satisfaction. It asks final year students in all UK universities to give feedback on factors such as the quality of their teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources and personal development.

Our NSS 2020 results

  • 86% our student satisfaction score – above the national average since 2006
  • Top 30 – we're 28th of all universities in the UK for full-time student satisfaction in the NSS – and 2nd in the South East

15 of our courses achieved 100% satisfaction. They are:

We're also one of only four universities in the south east with the highest 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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What our students say

This isn't just a numbers game, of course. The things that make our students feel happy to be here are as diverse and varied as our students themselves. Discover their stories.

Student stories

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