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96% student satisfaction

10 August 2017

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The 2017 National Student Survey (2017) published this week revealed that 96% of our final year undergraduate students were satisfied with their overall experience at the School of Music.

This comes after a great year for the School, reaching 9th place in the Times Good University Guide, a recent rise to 13th place in the Guardian university league tables, and achieving 100% satisfaction for our Master’s programmes.

Published annually, the NSS asks undergraduates to rate their University experience in areas including teaching, academic support and personal development.

Professor Kenneth Hamilton, Head of the School of Music, said: "This result is a tribute to the truly supportive musical community created by students and staff in the School."

The School of Music was rated highly for the level of academic support (91%) and learning resources (96%) available to students as well as the teaching that students receive.

100% of respondents agreed that staff are good at explaining things, and 96% agreed that staff have made the subject interesting. 100% of respondents also agreed that they have been able to contact staff when they need to.

The School was also rated highly for its library resources (98%). The School of Music’s library is the premier source for music research materials in the Southwest, housing over 19,500 music scores and printed music, including a valuable and rare archive collection.