23 July 2020

Student surveys: Reasons to celebrate

July has seen the release of the results of the National Student Survey and the Graduate Outcomes Survey. Both have revealed a strong performance from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

NSS 2020

The National Student Survey asks students who are in the final year of their undergraduate studies - in this case, those that graduated this year - for their views on key aspects of their University experience including learning and teaching, assessments and feedback, academic support, learning resources and the Students’ Union.

The Graduate Outcomes Survey contacts graduates to find out what they are doing 15 months after graduation. Therefore, the people surveyed in the 2019-20 survey all graduated in the academic year 2017-18.

In the 2020 National Student Survey, the Department of Mechanical Engineering received the following responses:

  • 92% of respondents said that overall, they were satisfied with their course (3rd in the Russell Group)
  • 90% said they were satisfied with the learning resources on their course (3rd in the Russell Group)
  • 88% said that they were satisfied with their teaching on the course (3rd in the Russell Group)

Meanwhile, The Graduate Outcomes Survey showed that of the Mechanical Engineering students that graduated in 2017/18 (who responded to the survey) 90% of our undergraduates, and 87% of our post graduates were in graduate level employment or further study.

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