11 July 2022

Bioengineering in the top three for student satisfaction

Bioengineering at the University of Sheffield has been ranked in the top three in the Russell Group for student satisfaction.

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According to the recent National Student Survey (NSS), the University of Sheffield is a top-three institute in the Russell Group, the association of leading UK research-intensive universities, for student satisfaction in bioengineering and medical and biomedical engineering.

The annual survey, which canvasses students who are in their final year of undergraduate studies, produced excellent and consistent results for the Faculty of Engineering. Students are asked about their overall experience and the survey includes questions about assessments and feedback, teaching, academic support and learning resources. 

Overall, the University came eighth in the country for bioengineering and medical and biomedical engineering for overall satisfaction and achieved high scores for the subject’s learning resources, teaching and how much a student feels they are heard and represented within the subject.

Across the Faculty, aeronautical and aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, materials technology, production and manufacturing engineering and computer science ranked number one in the Russell Group, the association of leading UK research-intensive universities, for overall satisfaction.

The annual league table has shown that overall satisfaction among University of Sheffield students across all faculties is two per cent above the national sector-wide average. The Students’ Union also saw a score that is 15 per cent above the sector average for satisfaction, which places it first in the Russell Group.

Student uses virtual reality to explore the vascular system

Careers and Employability

Using ground-breaking technological innovation and the precision of carefully-applied engineering concepts, bioengineering is a distinctive subject area in its own right that is changing lives all over the world.

Students who study Bioengineering develop knowledge and transferable skills tailored to their interests and their career aims. Having these skills makes them attractive to potential employers.