Students value department’s academic support in latest NSS

  • Department of Urban Studies and Planning gains 85% overall student satisfaction
  • The University of Sheffield also has 85% student satisfaction
  • USP second in Russell Group for opportunities to explore in-depth concepts and ideas

85% student satisfaction rate 2018

The 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) results were released this week. The survey, which gathers the opinions of students from every university across the country, helps to inform prospective students’ choices, as well as helping the University to ensure our students’ experience is the best that it can be.

Overall, the University of Sheffield was ranked joint 6th in the Russell Group for student satisfaction. We are also the number one Russell Group institution for learning community and second best for student voice

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning scored an overall student satisfaction rate of 85%, beating other northern universities such as the University of Newcastle (77%) and the University of Manchester (76%).

We were also the joint second highest planning department in the Russell Group in terms of staff contact, ensuring that our students get the academic support they need.

The department came second in Russell Group for learning opportunities for in-depth exploration of ideas or concepts, highlighting how our teaching is informed by our academics’ cutting edge and world-leading research.

The department was also in the top three Russell Group institutions for library services, ensuring our students are supported at every stage of their journey.

Shaped by our world-leading and internationally excellent research (REF 2014), Our courses are ranked among the best planning courses in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2019).

Our dedicated employability team and our accredited courses and modules by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Chartered Institute of Housing are just some of the reasons over 90% of our alumni are in graduate-level employment or further study six months after graduation (DLHE Survey 2016/2017).

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