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National Student Survey (NSS) 2016
The NSS is a national initiative, conducted annually since 2005. The survey runs across all publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and participating HEIs in Scotland. The survey asks final year undergraduates to provide feedback on their courses in a nationally recognized format, students on flexible courses will be asked to participate as they near the end of their course but not necessarily in their final year. There are 22 core questions, relating to the following aspects of the student learning experience:
- teaching on my course;
- assessment and feedback;
- academic support;
- organisation and management;
- learning resources;
- personal development;
- overall satisfaction.
To find out more please visit - NSS 2016 HEFCE website.
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide
2014, 2015 and 2016
The Sunday Times university league table ranked Coventry University Modern University of the Year three years running from 2014 to 2016. The guide ranks institutions using the following eight criteria: the benchmark figure is shown in brackets.
- Student satisfaction (+50 to -55 points) - the results of national student surveys are scored taking a theoretical minimum and maximum score of 50% and 90% respectively (data source: the National Student Survey);
- Teaching excellence (250) - defined as subjects scoring at least 22/24 points, those ranked excellent, or those undertaken more recently in which there is confidence in academic standards and in which teaching and learning, student progression and learning resources have all been ranked commendable (data source: Quality Assurance Agency; Scottish Higher Education Funding Council; Higher Education Funding Council for Wales);
- Heads’/peer assessments (100) - school heads are asked to identify the highest quality undergraduate provision (data source: The Sunday Times heads’ survey and peer assessment);
- Research quality (200) - based upon the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (data source: Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE));
- A-level/Higher points (250) - nationally audited data for the subsequent academic year are used for league table calculations (data source: HESA);
- Unemployment (100) - the number of students assume to be unemployed six months after graduation is calculated as a percentage of the total number of known destinations (data source: HESA, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education);
- Firsts/2:1s awarded (100) - the percentage of students who graduate with firsts or 2:1 degrees; unclassified degrees are excluded (data source: HESA); and
- Dropout rate (+57 to -74 points) - the number of students who drop out before completing their courses is compared with the number expected to do so (the benchmark figure shown in brackets) (data source: HEFCE, Performance Indicators in Higher Education).
To find out more please visit The Times Good University Guide or The Sunday Times University Guide.
Legal and General Report 2013
The report, entitled “UK Today: Best city to be young”, was researched and written by Dr Esmée Hanna, an expert in demographics, and commissioned by Legal & General’s general insurance business.
The research asked over 2,000 respondents aged 18–30 across UK cities to rank which factors would have the positive impact on their quality of life. These factors include:
- the cost of living;
- a job I enjoy;
- a good work life balance;
- good opportunities where I live;
- the ability to save;
- good wages;
- low crime;
- a good choice of culture and entertainment;
- a nice environment;
- reasonable rates for renting a home.
You can read more about the Legal and General UK Today Report here.