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BSMS top for student satisfaction

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BSMS top for student satisfaction

Students have put BSMS in first place for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS).

The Medical School received an overall satisfaction rating from final year students of 98%, giving it first place among UK institutions. It also came joint first for medical schools, along with the University of Oxford and Keele University.

The quality of teaching was also rated extremely highly, with 97% of students agreeing that staff were good at explaining things, 96% that staff made the subject interesting and 98% that staff showed enthusiasm for what they were teaching. The course was found to be intellectually stimulating by 99%.

Dr Juliet Wright, Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning, said: "I am delighted with our outstanding results in this year's National Student Survey. The particularly high scores for our teaching reflect the enthusiasm and commitment of our staff to deliver consistently top-quality medical education here at BSMS.

"We have always responded positively to the feedback received from our students since our first cohort graduated in 2008. It is very encouraging to see that this is reflected in our subsequent performance, and this demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible preparation for our students as they join the world of medicine within the NHS."

Students felt strongly that the course had helped them develop personally, with 100% believing that their communication skills had improved, and 96% that the course had helped them to present themselves with confidence.

Satisfaction with learning resources was also rated highly, with library resources scoring 100%, and access to specialised equipment or facilities and IT resources both scoring 98%.

Read more about the ratings on the Times Higher Education website >