Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Sheffield ranked top five in the Russell Group for student satisfaction

The latest National Student Survey (NSS) 2022 has also seen the department ranked in the UK top ten for student voice and teaching

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Every year the National Student Survey gives students across the UK the chance to have their say on their university experience. This year’s results show that students studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) at Sheffield rate their time studying at Sheffield as amongst the best in the country for the subject, with an overall satisfaction rate of 83.56%.

This figure puts the department in the top five within the Russell Group - the association of leading UK research-intensive universities - for satisfaction overall. The ranking is also reflected in specific areas within the survey. ‘Teaching on My Course’, ‘Feedback and Assessment’, ‘Academic Support’ and ‘Student Voice’ were all areas that saw EEE achieve satisfaction rates amongst the top five, with ‘Student Voice’ and ‘Teaching on My Course’ in the top ten nationwide amongst all UK universities.

The positive feedback also included responses to questions on student support and resources, with 91% of those studying EEE at Sheffield agreeing that they were able to contact staff when needed, and 92% of students agreeing with the statement ‘I have been able to access course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when I needed to’.

There are results to be proud of from the NSS across the Faculty of Engineering. All departments have received feedback from students that reflects their efforts to be amongst the best in the country for their respective subject areas. 

Our students are the engineers of the future, so it’s incredibly important that we listen to and act on their feedback and insights. This will continue to help us develop our student experience in the Faculty and provide them with the best possible opportunities while they are studying here.

Professor Jim Litster

Vice-President and Head of Engineering at The University of Sheffield

“These fantastic results are a testament to our dedicated, innovative and supportive teaching and student support staff. I am so grateful to all of them for their hard work in being recognised by our students as delivering some of the best learning and teaching nationally."

Elsewhere in the University, Sheffield is also fulfilling its reputation as a student focused institution. The award-winning Sheffield Students’ Union has also been recognised within the ranking, with student members rating their overall satisfaction as fifteen per cent above the sector average (first in the Russell Group). The University as a whole is also rated two per cent above the average for the sector in the UK.

Top 10 in the UK

We're in the top 10 UK Electronic and Electrical Engineering Departments (QS World University Rankings 2021).

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