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NSS reveals highest ever student satisfaction for King's Biomedical Sciences students

The results of the 2014 National Student survey, published last week, revealed that 93 per cent of students studying within the School of Biomedical Sciences were satisfied with the quality of their degree course. This is an overall increase of 3% on last year’s results. 

The National Student Survey is an annual survey of all UK final year students. Students are asked to score their student experience within 6 categories: Teaching, assessment, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources and personal development. Students also rate overall satisfaction.

At a subject level, Neuroscience achieved 100% overall satisfaction score for the second year running; Biochemistry achieved 97% which marks the third year-on-year increase. The Pharmacy programme increased overall satisfaction by 9% achieving a 2014 score of 93%.

Dr Ian McFadzean, Dean of Bioscience Education said: ‘It is very pleasing to hear that our recent finalists have graduated with a positive perspective on their university experience. Our staff have put in tremendous efforts over the past few years to improve what we offer our students in areas such as careers advice, online resources and feedback on assessments.  Much of this has been driven by responses to the NSS, alongside our own internal surveys, and whilst we are proud of what we have achieved we recognise there is always more to be done and we will continue to work with our students to improve our courses’.