Top ranking in National Student Survey for Journalism Studies
Friday, October 5, 2007
The School has been ranked first for undergraduate student satisfaction by this year’s National Student Survey.
The NSS, the most authoritative survey of UK first degree students, ranked Cardiff first for Journalism Studies (with an overall satisfaction rate of 89%) and in the top five for Media Studies (with an overall satisfaction rate of 92%).
The UK survey asks 22 questions about final year student’s experience of their degree, and received 177,000 student responses. Each institution was ranked against Teaching, Assessment and Feedback, Academic Support, Organisation and Management, Learning Resources, Personal Development and Overall Satisfaction.
JOMEC's BA, with an 89% satisfaction rate for Journalism, beat strong opposition from Bournemouth and Kingston to finish in top spot of 17 institutions in the UK. An overall score of 92% in Media Studies meant that the School was placed 5th out of 57 institutions, and was the highest placed Russell Group university.
Head of School, Professor Justin Lewis said: “We are delighted with these results. The continued, well organised efforts of our BA teaching staff to be thorough and innovative is clearly reflected here.
A new website unistats.com will help prospective higher education students compare such information about different subjects and institutions when researching which courses to choose. The site is due to be available this Autumn.