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92% of students say staff are good at explaining things - Social Policy 2018

We are delighted to announce that a number of courses in the School of Social Policy have seen great success in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS). 

The survey results show that our Social Policy course saw an impressive improvement of 16% in its overall satisfaction rate, with 90% of final-year undergraduate students being satisfied. The course was reviewed highly by students for teaching satisfaction, with a 92% saying that their lecturers explained the course content well. 

Alongside the success of Social Policy, we saw a 10% increase in the satisfaction rate for our Social Work course, bringing the overall satisfaction rate to 79%. In addition to this, 83% were impressed by the teaching on the course throughout their time with us. As the oldest university-based social work programme in the country, training the practitioners of tomorrow for over 100 years, we are delighted by this endorsement.

A number of other courses across the College of Social Sciences also saw success. Within our Business School, Economics achieved an 81% overall satisfaction rate, and there was an increase of seven percent for our Management degree, bringing it to a total of 81%. We were also happy to see Politics course rise from 85% since last year to an impressive 91% satisfaction rate.

As the survey’s results are taken directly from our final year students’ experiences, we are particularly pleased to see that we have made obvious achievements and developments, which have improved our taught-courses.

The University of Birmingham scored 86% for overall satisfaction, ranking it fifth out of 24 leading UK universities in the Russell Group for overall satisfaction.

Find out more about our undergraduate Social Policy courses